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She fell straight back into my arms.
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I had to catch her or let her crack her head on the tessellated floor. I caught her under her arms and she went rubber-legged on me instantly.
I had to hold her close to hold her up. When her head was against my chest she screwed it around and giggled at me.
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He was a tall, thin, silver man, sixty or close to it or a little past it. He had blue eyes as remote as eyes could be. His skin was smooth and bright and he moved like a man with very sound muscles. He walked slowly across the floor towards us and the girl jerked away from me.
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She flashed across the room to the foot of the stairs and went up them like a deer. She was gone before I could draw a long breath and let it out.
The butler said tonelessly: She looks old enough. The boyish-looking chauffeur had a big black and chromium sedan out now and was dusting that.
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Then it was really hot. The air was thick, wet, steamy and larded with the cloying smell of tropical orchids in bloom.
The glass walls and roof were heavily misted and big drops of moisture splashed down on the plants. The light had an unreal greenish color, like light filtered through an aquarium tank.
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Here, in a space of hexagonal flags, an old red Turkish rug was laid down and on the rug was a wheel chair, and in the wheel chair an old and obviously dying man watched us come with black eyes from which all fire had died long ago, but which still had the coal-black directness of the eyes in the portrait that hung above the mantel in the hall.
The rest of his face was a leaden mask, with the bloodless lips and the sharp nose and the sunken temples and the outward-turning earlobes of approaching dissolution.
His long narrow body was wrapped—in that heat—in a traveling rug and a faded red bathrobe.