Dubliners Chapter 15 Page 38

“But you will come, won’t you?” said Miss Ivors, laying her warm hand eagerly on his arm.

“The fact is,” said Gabriel, “I have just arranged to go — — ”

“Go where?” asked Miss Ivors.

“Well, you know, every year I go for a cycling tour with some fellows and so — — ”

“But where?” asked Miss Ivors.

“Well, we usually go to France or Belgium or perhaps Germany,” said Gabriel awkwardly.

“And why do you go to France and Belgium,” said Miss Ivors, “instead of visiting your own land?”