Obscurity, The Sixteenth Chapter
In which the couturier discovers something in the philanthropist’s quarters, and it reveals a defect in his character.
We last read The Fifteenth Chapter, in which we met the Comte, and discovered him in the rather unfortunate company of his wife.
Séverine knelt at her prie-dieu, her black veil covering her head, her fingers intertwined before her. She did not pray the lord's prayer, for it no longer suited her. She did not pray the rosary, for it no longer nourished her…