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The Happy End
by Joseph Hergesheimer
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1919. American novelist Hergesheimer has been called a naturalist writing of the romantic past. He is also the author of short stories, essays, biographies, and the autobiography, From an Old House. This volume contains the following stories: Lonely Valleys; The Egyptian Chariot; The Flower of Spain; Tol'able David; Bread; Rosemary Roselle; and The Thrush in the Hedge. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
It was like turning a knife in her wound to agree apparently with Cesare Orsi--rather, she wanted to laugh at him coldly and leave him standing alone; but she must cultivate her defenses. There was, too, a sort of negative pleasure in misleading the banker, a sort of torment not unlike that enjoyed by the early martyrs.
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