A Bit O' Love (Dodo Press) by John Galsworthy

By John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy OM (1867-1933) was once an English novelist and playwright. he's considered as one of many first writers of the Edwardian period; hard in his works a number of the beliefs of society depicted within the preceeding literature of Victorian England. He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1932. outstanding works comprise The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) and its sequels, a contemporary Comedy and finish of the bankruptcy. From the 4 Winds was once Galsworthy's first released paintings in 1897, a set of brief tales. those, and several other next works, have been released lower than the pen identify John Sinjohn and it is going to now not be till The Island Pharisees (1904) that he may start publishing below his personal identify. His first play, The Silver field (1906) turned a hit, and he it up with the guy of estate (1906), the 1st within the Forsyte trilogy. besides different writers of the time corresponding to Shaw his performs addressed the category approach and social matters, of the simplest recognized being Strife (1909) and the outside online game (1920).

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But 'twas natural tu, in a manner of spakin'. But 'tesn't that troublin' 'im. 'Tes in here [touching his forehead], along of his wife, to my thinkin'. They zay 'e've a−known about 'er a−fore she went away. Think of what 'e've 'ad to kape in all this time. 'Tes enough to drive a man silly after that. I've a−locked my gun up. I see a man like−−like that once before−−an' sure enough 'e was dead in the mornin'! MRS. BRADMERE. Nonsense, Burlacombe! [To MRS. BURLACOMBE] Go and tell him I want to see him−−must see him.

With anger growing at his silence] Live it down, man! You can't desert your post−−and let these villagers do what they like with us? Do you realize that you're letting a woman, who has treated you abominably;−−yes, abominably −−go scot−free, to live comfortably with another man? What an A Bit O' Love 31/43 A Bit O' Love example! STRANGWAY. Will you, please, not speak of that! MRS. BRADMERE. I must! This great Church of ours is based on the rightful condemnation of wrongdoing. There are times when forgiveness is a sin, Michael Strangway.

Dubiously] Is it? STRANGWAY. [Pointing] See! Everything coming out to listen! See them, Tibby! All the little things with pointed ears, children, and birds, and flowers, and bunnies; and the bright rocks, and−−men! Hear their hearts beating! And the wind listening! TIBBY. I can't hear−−nor I can't see! STRANGWAY. Beyond−−−−[To himself] They are−−they must be; I swear they are! [Then, catching sight of TIBBY'S amazed eyes] And now say good−bye to me. TIBBY. Where yu goin'? STRANGWAY. I don't know, Tibby.

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