In "The Blush," why exactly does Mrs. Allen blush after Mr. Lacey leaves?

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This short story depicts two women who are separated from each other irreversibly by class. Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Lacey don't understand each other because of the very different lives they lead. Mrs. Allen envies her homehelp the domesticity she supposedly enjoys, and her drink at the pub at the end of the day. Mrs. Lacey in turn finds the wealth and possessions that her employer has to be a source of great envy for her. The short story is full...

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