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Eugenia got up; she still held in her hand the drawing her brother had given her. It was a bold, expressive sketch of a group of miserable people on the deck of a steamer, clinging together and clutching at each other, while the vessel lurched downward, at a terrific angle, into the hollow of a wave. It was extremely clever, and full of a sort of tragi-comical power. Eugenia dropped her eyes upon it and made a sad grimace. "How can you draw such odious scenes?" she asked. "I should like to throw it into the fire!"
"Are you very sure they are rich?" asked Felix, lightly.His sister slowly turned in her place, looking at him. "Heavenly powers!" she murmured. "You have a way of bringing out things!""It will certainly be much pleasanter if they are rich," Felix declared."Do you suppose if I had not known they were rich I would ever have come?"Well, they are honest with each other. It will be fun to see how honest they are with their American cousins.