By Barbara Pym
A pleasant comedy of manners with a slightly of puzzle, a tutorial query is key Barbara Pym territory.
In a provincial college city Caro Grimstone, a disillusioned college spouse, turns into the unwilling partner to her husband Alan's goals. while she volunteers as a reader to a blind, esteemed anthropologist, Alan seizes the chance to scouse borrow his papers - examine that may either boost his popularity whereas refuting the findings of a revered colleague.
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Fourteen dollars and sixty-five cents. ” “No. ” “Just sitting around on the screen porch. ” “Yes. ” “I guess so. ” “Goddam them for me, too,” his sister said. “Aren’t I old enough to go now? I hid the rifle. ” “I’d worry about you,” Nick Adams told her. ” “If there’s two of us they’d look harder. ” “I’d go like a boy,” she said. “I always wanted to be a boy anyway. ” “No,” Nick Adams said. ” “Let’s think something out good,” she said. “Please, Nick, please. I could be lots of use and you’d be lonely without me.
In a little while Nick was sleeping, too. He slept for two hours until the morning light woke him. Nick had circled around through the second-growth timber until they had come onto the old logging road. “We couldn’t leave tracks going into it from the main road,” he told his sister. The old road was so overgrown that he had to stoop many times to avoid hitting branches. “It’s like a tunnel,” his sister said. ” “No. ” “No, Littless. We have to go through some long bad slashings. ” They kept on along the road and then took another road that was even more overgrown.
No. ” “Just sitting around on the screen porch. ” “Yes. ” “I guess so. ” “Goddam them for me, too,” his sister said. “Aren’t I old enough to go now? I hid the rifle. ” “I’d worry about you,” Nick Adams told her. ” “If there’s two of us they’d look harder. ” “I’d go like a boy,” she said. “I always wanted to be a boy anyway. ” “No,” Nick Adams said. ” “Let’s think something out good,” she said. “Please, Nick, please. I could be lots of use and you’d be lonely without me. ” “See? And we may have to be away for years.
An Academic Question (Virago Modern Classics) by Barbara Pym