His feelings for her are inconvenient; she does not take them seriously.
Although he had spoken to her earlier of his romantic temperament, he was as shaken by this pang of authentic sentiment as if he had encountered a friend totally unchanged after an absence of twenty years.
Every page holds an answer.
They reach the fountain and Sophie is moved by its beauty.
Tancredi knows her, too: It happened that he had at one time been rather in love with this same Sibilla and was both pleased and sorry to be reminded of her now.
He thought, as he watched her, that in all his life he had never seen a more seductive thing than the unconsidered gesture with which he she folded back her sleeve.
I raise it like a sacred text, let it fall open where it will.
These letters had, in fact, reached Sibilla and greatly amused her, bored as she was on that splendid, lonely coast of East Africa.