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"Sorel," continued Fouquet, walking bent, and gloomily, "you will never receive your pension any more from M.
It was no new thing to them that a swell from the dinner party should pace all parts of the house like an animal at the Zoo; they know that nothing marks the Smart Set more than a habit of walking where one chooses.
"But it is too far, indeed it is, to be walking quite alone.
And for me to be afraid of walking alone!I, who may so soon have to guard others!"
"I am,"she answered"I am fatigued; but it is not the sort of fatiguequick walking will refresh me.Miss Woodhouse, we all know at times what it is to be wearied in spirits.
Moreover, you must walk like a camel, which is said to be the only beast which ruminates when walking. When a traveler asked Wordsworth's servant to show him her master's study, she answered, "Here is his library, but his study is out of doors."
Two or three hours' walking will carry me to as strange a country as I expect ever to see.
But possibly the day will come when it will be partitioned off into so-called pleasure-grounds, in which a few will take a narrow and exclusive pleasure only--when fences shall be multiplied, and man-traps and other engines invented to confine men to the PUBLIC road, and walking over the surface of God's earth shall be construed to mean trespassing on some gentleman's grounds.
I could hardly help meeting certain people walking together here, and that could do no good, and is certainly not the way to forget.
"Where were you going that day in Kentucky, walking through the grass?"
But do you know," she broke off, turning her quick eyes upon Madame Ratignolle and leaning forward a little so as to bring her face quite close to that of her companion, "sometimes I feel this summer as if I were walking through the green meadow again; idly, aimlessly, unthinking and unguided."
"It's a little tiresome to walk backward, but that is the only way to pass this part of the road, which has a trick of sliding back and carrying with it anyone who is walking upon it."