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No one knew greatly concerning the bridegroom Julius Lévy. He was once vaguely French and fairly mysterious, yet lots of cash, they stated, and terribly formidable and could do tremendous issues, in order that each person thought of Rachel Dreyfus had performed good for herself. Her relatives have been overjoyed, and Walter Dreyfus used to be secretly relieved that this daughter of his may be supplied for, he being significantly fearful financially nowadays. Julius Lévy was once possibly a bit unconventional for a son-in-law, yet he was once prosperous and used to be going to keep up Rachel; that was once all that mattered. as soon as she was once married, Rachel was once convinced she will be capable of take Julius in hand and increase him. “He wishes me to seem after him—he’s so humorous and international in many ways,” she informed herself, and already she started to suppose particularly skilled and mature, as if she have been a lady simply because he had kissed her. the marriage used to be a unhappiness to her, yet she could have died instead of admit it to herself. It rained for something, spoiling her gown as she stepped from the synagogue into the carriage, and the brilliance of the reception shone a bit fake. Her father appeared depressed at the back of his smile, and Julius used to be evidently so impatient on the complete affair, so eager to be long past and clear of all of it, that she had scarcely time to determine her buddies and smile upon them and lower the cake, ahead of he used to be making indicators for her to head upstairs and alter. “I won’t be hurried,” she acknowledged to herself, and took nice pains over her rest room, closeted in her bed room together with her mom and an aunt. while she got here downstairs, taking a look very dignified and stately in her new furs and her huge hat—really married now she felt—she chanced on a few of the visitors had slipped away; and there has been Julius, very flushed and boisterous, with a few of his a little bit universal company neighbors ready within the corridor to applaud her visual appeal, yet they'd all been ingesting an excessive amount of champagne. “Enfin,” shouted Julius. “We have been considering if you’d long past to bed,” and there has been a very good burst of laughter. How dreadful, how terrible, she thought—and one in all his tipsy pals, the worst kind of Jew, vulgar and fats, sang the 1st line of a favored music in a excessive falsetto voice, and Julius stated whatever in French which she knew to be disgusting. It was once Rupert Hartmann who got here to the rescue—dear Rupert Hartmann—and he stored Rachel clear of the noisy crowd and observed her secure to the cab, and bundled Julius into it after her, telling him he should be ashamed of himself, and had he the tickets prepared for Liverpool road? Then Julius sang French songs the entire approach to the station; she used to be grateful the cabman couldn't comprehend. because it was once, he overtipped the fellow once they drew up at Liverpool road and winked at him and acknowledged: “We’ve simply been married”—so pointless and coarse. fortunately that they had a carriage to themselves the entire strategy to Harwich—the honeymoon used to be to be spent in Germany, doing the castles of the Rhine, her choice—but Julius spoiled all of the good looks and romance of being a bride via desirous to pull down the blinds and make like to her without delay the educate drew out of Liverpool road.

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