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|The "Coming Out" Party
Written by Golda
(10/4/2004 9:32 p.m.)
When I say coming out, I am referring to Irene and Bosinney at the party at Roger's. It was supposed to be for Francie, but who could compete with the scandal that Irene and Bosinney confirmed for all the Forsyte wagging tongues.
"The music began again--a waltz--and, still as a statue in the recess of the window, his face unmoved, but no smile on his lips, Soames waited. Presently, within a yard of the dark balcony, his wife and Bosinney passed. He caught the perfume of the gardenias that she wore, saw the rise and fall of her bosom, the languor in her eyes, her parted lips, and a look on her face that he did not know. To the slow, swinging measure they danced by, and it seemed to him that they clung to each other; he saw her raise her eyes, soft and dark, to Bosinney's, and drop them again."
Aside from the gossip, my heart actually goes out to Soames and June. Poor June is losing her fiance and there is nothing she can do. And Soames, who I truly believe loves Irene in his way, is seeing his wife look at a man in a way that he has never experienced. With all his skill, power and wealth, he is powerless too.
What do you think about Phil and Irene's actions? Does anyone feel badly for Soames? Or is it Irene who claims more of your compassion?
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