Perhaps the belief that once a lover always a lover was true?
Even though Julia was standing up for Anthony, her attitude towards Frederick appeared to be too harsh. Julia may be from a loaded family, but Frederick’s family was much wealthier than hers!
If she offended Frederick, it would be difficult for her to make a living in New York.
The girls close to Julia crowded around her and tugged on her sleeve nervously. “How could you say that to the class monitor, Julia? Anthony is a nobody. You don’t have to protect him! You’re lucky that you left him all those years ago, you know!”
“Yeah! You’re with a rich man now, so your life is going to be good. Did he come today?”