Women in Love

“Quite sudden, is it? Oh!” said Brangwen, rather baffled and annoyed.

“In one way,” replied Birkin, “—not in another.”

There was a moment’s pause, after which Brangwen said:

“Well, she pleases herself—”

“Oh yes!” said Birkin, calmly.

A vibration came into Brangwen’s strong voice, as he replied:

“Though I shouldn’t want her to be in too big a hurry, either. It’s no good looking round afterwards, when it’s too late.”

“Oh, it need never be too late,” said Birkin, “as far as that goes.”

“How do you mean?” asked the father.

“If one repents being married, the marriage is at an end,” said Birkin.

“You think so?”

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