the window curtains. The window opened on the boulevard, whence
"Did she suffer much?" asked Lucy, who was absorbed in contemplation
of the clock, the design of which represented the three Graces as
nude young women, smiling like opera dancers.
"My word, yes! I was present when she died. I promise you it was
not at all pleasant to see. Why, she was taken with a shuddering
But she was unable to proceed with her explanation, for a cry arose
"A BERLIN! A BERLIN! A BERLIN!"