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John is a man who has been raised in a culture that taught and adhered to certain morals and beliefs. Lenina's behavior is in direct contrast to anything he's ever known or experienced. None-the-less, he still can't bring himself to believe that she is having the same reaction to him that he has for her.
"Good-night," said a strangled voice behind her. Lenina wheeled round. He was standing in the doorway of the cab, his eyes fixed, staring; had evidently been staring all this time while she was powdering her nose, waiting–but what for? or hesitating, trying to make up his mind, and all the time thinking, thinking–she could not imagine what extraordinary thoughts. "Good-night, Lenina," he repeated, and made a strange grimacing attempt to smile.
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