By O. Henry
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(Part 3)

“Now, now,” he said. “What is this all about? Has somebody hurt you? Are you getting homesick?”

“No, Mr. Peters,” she said. “I’ll tell you. You were always a good friend of my husband, Zeke. But I am in love. I just love a man so hard I can’t bear not to get him. He’s just the kind I’ve always had in mind.”

“Then take him,” said Jeff. “Does he feel the same way about you?”

“He does,” Mrs. Trotter answered. “But there is a problem. He is one of the men wh...

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