When Susy receives Nick’s telegram, she, too, scrutinizes every detail of his words. The message is brief. She wonders why he signed it “N.L.” rather than spelling out his name; she had signed her note “Susy.” She feels that the initials place a personal “abyss” between them. She anxiously awaits his arrival but she dares not stand in front of the window and look out. She does not want to appear anxious. Then finally he is there.
Susy looks at Nick and has trouble seeing the man she married. He feels like a stranger. Then she realizes that it is the sound of his...
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