Autumn 1957 • Vol. XIX No. 4 FictionOctober 1, 1957 |

The Admirer

Wayland Young THE ADMIRER FURTHER polarizing the green sea-light of Venice around and between their red and black heads, the two young women got up from the cafe table. They gathered thieir bags and gloves, and the Italian one, the dark one, arranged her shawl. They chattered and sang goodbye in French, the French one's R's rolled deep and the Italian one's labial. Their linked right hands drew them together and they kissed one another on their right cheeks. Their movements seemed a little self-conscious, as though th-ey were being watched, had even perhaps been forced to go earlier than they meant by some too appreciative neighbor. But the otlher tables were empty. Witlh tlheir right hands raised in the vague, lay benediction of friendship, they turned and walked apart on their highi clicking heels. The Italian one walked fast, as Venetians do. It is always quicker to walk in Venice. She had a small 1head and her dark hair was done up on it in a rather confused, animal way. She wal

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