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TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
'His name is MacWalsey.'
'Why don't you spell it?'
'I can't/ she said, and laughed. But it was the
last time she laughed. '"Don't think it's all right be-
cause I laugh,9 she said, tears in her eyes, her lips
working. It's not all right This isn't just an ordi-
nary row. It's over. I don't hate you. It isn't
violent. I just dislike you. I dislike you thoroughly
and I'm through with you/
'All right/ he said.
'No. Not all right. All over. Don't you under-
'I guess so.'
'Don't be so melodramatic, Helen.'
'So I'm melodramatic, am I? Well, I'm not. I'm
through with you.'
'No, you're not.'
'I won't say it again.'
'What are you going to do?'
'I don't know yet. I may marry John Mac*
'You will not/
CI will if I wish.'
'He wouldn't marry you.'
*Qh, yes, he will. He asked me to many him this
Richard Gordon said nothing. A hollow had
come in him where his heart had been, and every-
thing he heard, or said, seemed to be overheard.