to go upstairs; you would force her to follow you."
"Come now, you're kind, you are!" said the journalist. "Why don't
Then as Lucy began asking for Nana's number, they besought her to
make Rose come down; otherwise they would end by getting angry.
Nevertheless, Lucy and Caroline did not go up at once. They had
caught sight of Fontan strolling about with his hands in his pockets
and greatly amused by the quaint expressions of the mob. When he
became aware that Nana was lying ill upstairs he affected sentiment