For our next meeting on March 5, 2014, we will read to p. 173 in Time Regained, Volume VI of In Search of Lost Time.
As usual, I refer to the page number in the Modern Library (Moncrieff / Kilmartin / Enright) edition.
The sentence that precedes the line break on p. 173 is:
"'But how unfortunate that to complete the picture one of us two is not an odalisque!'"
The sentence that follows the line break is:
"It was not the Orient of Decamps or even of Delacroix that began to haunt my imagination when the Baron had left me, but the old Orient of those Arabian Nights which I had been so fond of; losing myself gradually in the network of these dark streets, I thought of the Caliph Harun al-Rashid going in search of adventures in the hidden quarters of Baghdad."