♣ Mara* || France
"If you were not a bride, I would kiss you goodbye."
"If I were not a bride, there would be no goodbyes to be said."
"Oh, no! I owe to her, — but what will she say?"
"I can guess. Her first exclamation will be, 'That man!' "
"Hush!" said Margaret, "or I shall try and show you your mother's indignant tones as she says, 'That woman!' "
[North & South]