He was shocked to find Madeleine without one, at once took her under his, and loaded himself with her music all with that air of matter-of-course-ness, which invariably made her keen to decline his aid.
But the house, her people, with their ease of wealth and position, Grace's slight condescension, the elaborate simplicity of dining, the matter-of-course-ness of the service. It was not that Lily was above him. That was ridiculous. But she was far removed from him. "There is something wrong with you, Willy," she said unexpectedly. "You are not happy, or you are not well. Which is it?