Painting the Veil, Mr. Maugham Does Not Gild the Lily

The Story. In Hongkong, one afternoon, a door-knob turned. The door did not open. But the turning of the knob alarmed two people who were getting dressed in the shelter of the door to which the knob was affixed. Could it have been Walter? Kitty did not think so. Her companion, an athletic adulterer of 40, left her. Kitty sat down to wait for Bacteriologist Walter Fane who, at this point, had been a cuckold for about a year....

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