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N o, no, my expensive mom, there’s certainly been a mistake the following. ” “And but! ” the mum enhanced insisted. simply then a dossier of nuns started to go the convent backyard lower than, heading slowly for the chapel, the positioning of the presumed crime. The monkey who, tired of reading the mum greater, had grew to become to the window, on seeing the nuns gave symptoms of the liveliest curiosity; he cocked his head to 1 aspect, clutched the bars, hopped up and down, maintaining his ft jointly and slapping his knees, and frowned—and made different brusque and ugly little gestures. He significantly amused. “There! you notice what I suggest? ” the mummy better cried. “But what’s that bought to do with it, he continually acts like this,” Lilia asserted incautiously. “That’s simply it! ” the mum more desirable remarked mys­ teriously. The nuns had disappeared. the 2 O ld M aids sixty seven “N o, no,” Nena repeated peremptorily, with a purpose to finish the problem. “There’s doubtless you’ve made a mistake. ” Given those phrases, the dialogue couldn't continue any more. the mum stronger, in view of Nena’s resistance, replaced her tone a bit and assumed an air of unctuous commiseration, as if she truly pitied the outdated maids for having this sort of rascal of their apartment; she urged them to maintain a watch at the animal, because it will be regrettable if in the home of Our Lord, and so forth. , and the 2 girls gladly promised to do exactly that. Then, although no longer with no need authorized a few small alms for the terrible of the area, she withdrew, relatively at a loss for words: she might in simple terms as much as a definite element comprehend Nena’s obstinate wish to transparent her monkey of all guilt. After the nun had left, Nena’s perspective all at once replaced and her insurance grew to become one of those frightened dismay. She started pacing during the rooms, wringing her palms, and repeating: “Could or not it's attainable? And but. . . yet how may well he have performed it? ”—and related words. Lilia, whom N ena’s angle needed to a point roused from the silly consternation which firstly had gripped her, now succumbed to it back; and either one of them, including* the maid, who’d been fast concerned, begun chattering frantically approximately this unimaginable affair. Nena didn't relatively supply an excessive amount of credence to the potential for any such deed at the a part of the monkey, yet simply the concept that a few­ one may perhaps even suspect their Tombo deeply humiliated her. the opposite girls had each one her personal opinion. The arguments, the conjectures, the recommendation given and received—while the 3 of them labored one another up, calmed one another down, and in step with­ suaded every one other—lasted all that day and the following too, to not 68 the 2 previous M aids point out a very good a part of the nights. additionally a few of their viewers have been expert of the affair, notwithstanding less than a vow of secrecy, and doubtless each one of them volunteered an opinion at the topic. these have been negative days for the outdated maids; yet even worse have been in shop for them. eventually it was once determined to treat the full topic as trivial, at the very least in the intervening time, and the monkey, before everything got rid of to the bed room, simply to ensure, used to be carried again to his position within the kitchen, because he stank at evening and, in addition, the typhoon having subsided slightly, his in­ nocence were, so that you could converse, well-known.

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