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Howards End

By: E. M. Forster

...he dear knows what will happen when Paul (younger son) arrives to- morrow. From hall you go right or left into dining- room or drawing-room. Hall itse... ...he house really, but it’s all that one notices—nine windows as you look up from the front garden. “Then there’s a very big wych-elm—to the left as you... ... life and sometimes only a drama, and one must learn to distinguish tother from which, and up to now I have always put that down as ‘Meg’s clever non-... ... from poetry, or you. Anyhow, it’s been knocked into pieces, and, like all people who are really strong, Mr. Wilcox did it without hurting me. On the ... ...ise. What do you think of the Wilcoxes? Are they our sort? Are they likely people? Could they appre- ciate Helen, who is to my mind a very special sor... ...id anything of that sort to the Wilcoxes. I under- stand it, but most good people would think you mad. Imagine how disconcerting for Helen! What is wa... ...go to that sort of thing. But she hasn’t the time. She’s taken to breeding Aberdeen terriers— jolly little dogs.” “I expect we’d better be doing the s...

...and altogether delightful--red brick. We can scarcely pack in as it is, and the dear knows what will happen when Paul (younger son) arrives tomorrow. From hall you go right or left into diningroom or drawing-room. Hall itself is practically a room. You open another door in it, and there are the stairs going up in a sort of tunnel to the first-floor. Three bed-rooms in a ro...

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The Longest Journey

By: E. M. Forster

...e streams? Rickie rebuked his own groveling soul, and turned his eyes away from the night, which had led him to such absurd conclusions. The fire was ... ...with a merry don and had tasted Zwieback biscuits; then he had walked with people he liked, and had walked just long 6 The Longest Journey enough; an... ...ust long 6 The Longest Journey enough; and now his room was full of other people whom he liked, and when they left he would go and have supper with A... ...e. The door opened. A tall young woman stood framed in the light that fell from the passage. “Ladies!” whispered every-one in great agitation. “Yes?” ... ...et me introduce Miss Pem- broke—don’t all go!” For his friends were flying from his visitor like mists before the sun. “Oh, Agnes, I am so sorry; I’ve... ...s, which Agnes, who had never been to Venice, took to be Venice, but which people who had been to Stockholm knew to be Stockholm. Rickie’s mother, loo... ... pardon, miss, but might I ask how many to lay?” It was the bedmaker, Mrs. Aberdeen. “Three, I think,” said Agnes, smiling pleasantly. “Mr. Elliot’ll ... ...ock is sopping. No, you don’t!” She twitched the tongs away from him. Mrs. Aberdeen, without speaking, fetched a pair of Rickie’s socks and a pair of ... ...w he’s gone to get some dinner, and I can’t think why he isn’t back.” Mrs. Aberdeen left them. “He wants pulling up sharply. There is nothing original...

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Heartbreak House : A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes

By: George Bernard Shaw

...e broad awake. Tchekov, more of a fatalist, had no faith in these charming people extricating themselves. They would, he thought, be sold up and sent ... ... hunting, shooting, fishing, flirting, eating, and drinking. The same nice people, the same utter futility. The nice people could read; some of them c... ...r any chance of sharing or influencing their activi- ties. But they shrank from that contact. They hated politics. They did not wish to realize Utopia... ...t. They hated politics. They did not wish to realize Utopia for the common people: they wished to realize their favorite fictions and poems in their o... ...cs). It is true that the two establishments got mixed at the edges. Exiles from the library, the music room, and the picture gallery would be found la... ... incredible ignorance of modern thought and political science but upstarts from the counting-house, who had spent their lives furnishing their pockets... ...id it was only a silly fancy of my own. MRS HUSHABYE. Hm! Is he one of the Aberdeen Darnleys? ELLIE. Nobody knows. Just fancy! He was found in an an- ...

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