Chapter 20

           ThedesiretowritewasstirringinMartinoncemore. Storiesandpoemswerespringingintospontaneouscreationinhisbrain,andhemadenotesofthemagainstthefuturetimewhenhewouldgivethemexpression. Buthedidnotwrite. Thiswashislittlevacation; hehadresolvedtodevoteittorestandlove,andinbothmattersheprospered. Hewassoonspillingoverwithvitality,andeachdayhesawRuth,atthemomentofmeeting,sheexperiencedtheoldshockofhisstrengthandhealth. 

           "Becareful,"hermotherwarnedheronceagain. "IamafraidyouareseeingtoomuchofMartinEden." 

           ButRuthlaughedfromsecurity. Shewassureofherself,andinafewdayshewouldbeofftosea. Then,bythetimehereturned,shewouldbeawayonhervisitEast. Therewasamagic,however,inthestrengthandhealthofMartin. He,too,hadbeentoldofhercontemplatedEasterntrip,andhefelttheneedforhaste. YethedidnotknowhowtomakelovetoagirllikeRuth. Then,too,hewashandicappedbythepossessionofagreatfundofexperiencewithgirlsandwomenwhohadbeenabsolutelydifferentfromher. Theyhadknownaboutloveandlifeandflirtation,whilesheknewnothingaboutsuchthings. Herprodigiousinnocenceappalledhim,freezingonhislipsallardorsofspeech,andconvincinghim,inspiteofhimself,ofhisownunworthiness. Alsohewashandicappedinanotherway. Hehadhimselfneverbeeninlovebefore. 

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