An adventure in psychological states, after the event, and handled with Colette's subtle and adroit manner of conveying much in little. To me she has something of the skill of Ruth Draper in her impersonations. She peoples a room -- she builds a background -- and yet, she uses little in the way of ""props"" to do it. This is the story of a husband's and wife's reactions to the discovery of the fact of the wife's past unfaithfulness, with the husband's partner. Excellent atmosphere of tension on both sides, purposeful emotion on his, vacillation between fondness and irritation on hers. --This deals with the so-called ""normal"" emotional relations, so runs less risk of ""shocking"" than some of her previous work.