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His father chose a new room, one that had once been a den upstairs, and he
moved in there, alone. Aunt Rosetta took over, completely, all the household
duties. Iris took training once a week downtown with the St. John's Ambulance
nurses — and his brother Gilbert stood for even longer periods, now, around
doorways, and at the foot of the stairs, with his glass in his hand, looking odd and
fat and useless. As people, they solidified — it was true — and they became the
absolutes of all ...
The box was unlocked, now, and open. She had been reading over her old
thoughts. Nicholas thought: "How futile." To put down all that stuff — bits of poetry
. . . maxims . . . religious verses . . . and imagined guidance from God — just so
you could tell yourself, later on, that once . . . once . . . once . . . once . . . once,
some long, long time ago, you'd had a chance to reason with and to appreciate
and to savor the mind of mankind. And to take part. "You put it in a book,"
Nicholas thought, ...
The Ballad-Beat! Hah! You see? Well, I thought, "This once I'm proud; this once I'll
get to shine. Mr. Brown is going to eat his cake' — you see. And we got to the time
of the reading, and I read it — all emotional at last, 'cause there I was, and I knew
how good it was, how right it was and how original and excellent it was, and he
said, 'I think that's marv'lous, Wins- low.' " Gil repeated, "Marv'lous! Marv'lous 1"
Hooker smiled and waited. Gilbert said, "And then he said, 'Where'd you steal it?
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - lkernagh - LibraryThing
Set in the summer months of 1964, the story is about a well-to-do family of breeding residing in a wealthy neighborhood in Ontario. 11-year old Hooker Winslow is surrounded by his family, a family ... Consulter l'avis complet
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I've read this novel twice. It is a remarkable first novel; Findley lived up to this beginning and then some during his lifetime. The main character is both hero and victim even while he victimizes ... Consulter l'avis complet
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