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Convent Affairs
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CONVENT AFFAIRS 

CHAPTER XVI 

Countess Coronini--A Lover's Pique--Reconciliation--The First
Meeting--A Philosophical Parenthesis  

My beautiful nun had not spoken to me, and I was glad of it, for I
was so astonished, so completely under the spell of her beauty, that
I might have given her a very poor opinion of my intelligence by the
rambling answers which I should very likely have given to her
questions.  I knew her to be certain that she had not to fear the
humiliation of a refusal from me, but I admired her courage in
running the risk of it in her position.  I could hardly understand
her boldness, and I could not conceive how she contrived to enjoy so
much liberty.  A casino at Muran! the possibility of going to Venice
to sup with a young man! It was all very surprising, and I decided
in my own mind that she had an acknowledged lover whose pleasure it
was to make her happy by satisfying her caprices.  It is true that

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