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Women in Love - Planet

Women in Love By D.H. Lawrence

  • Page 2 and 3: Published by Planet eBook. Visit th
  • Page 4 and 5: ‘Bound to be, in some way or othe
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  • Page 10 and 11: wonderful, another world. The peopl
  • Page 12 and 13: all those people.’ And she hung w
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  • Page 16 and 17: drifted forward as if scarcely cons
  • Page 18 and 19: her armour. She did not know hersel
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  • Page 22 and 23: ther standing on the path above him
  • Page 24 and 25: piqued her, attracted her, and anno
  • Page 26 and 27: Birkin, to touch him. And he endure
  • Page 28 and 29: ‘Oh, I say, Mrs Witham—.’ The
  • Page 30 and 31: ‘Not many people are anything at
  • Page 32 and 33: the genus, the species, that has a
  • Page 34 and 35: eryone were welcome and delightful.
  • Page 36 and 37: can do away with it.’ ‘I must s
  • Page 38 and 39: ‘Then it is the same. If the nati
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  • Page 42 and 43: one’s impulses—and it’s the o
  • Page 44 and 45: CHAPTER III CLASS-ROOM A school-day
  • Page 46 and 47: She seemed to be standing aside in
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    Again she was some time silent. ‘

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    means everything to you. Even your

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    zled. Birkin looked at her, and bec

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    eing. ‘But we have got such a con

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    CHAPTER IV DIVER The week passed aw

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    ‘I know,’ replied Gudrun. And s

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    know Gerald is putting in a private

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    woman’s voice a few yards off say

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    in her place.’ ‘No,’ said Urs

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    CHAPTER V IN THE TRAIN One day at t

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    The train came, and they went on bo

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    something higher, in the collier’

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    ‘So much the worse,’ said Birki

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    ‘I don’t know—that’s what I

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    There will be a new embodiment, in

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    ‘’Where the quiet coloured end

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    time a certain attractive grossness

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    He waited, listened, and tried to p

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    voluptuously rich, in his limbs. He

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    that have it in them to be really d

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    the soft, rather degenerate face of

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    Gerald suddenly realised that this

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    and ugly. ‘Aren’t you really af

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    ‘You’re silent tonight, Wupert,

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    gentleman, one of the Hindus down f

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    And these, with some ordinary Londo

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    The Pussum rose. She gave a black l

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    liday. ‘Yes,’ said Gerald, ‘i

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    ‘It is art,’ said Birkin. ‘Ve

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    and Maxim. Halliday wore tweeds and

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    were only half men. But it was half

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    The summer was just coming in when

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    was Rupert Birkin, and then a woman

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    and such a thing, and had said so-a

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    last summer in the bottled gooseber

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    time, resentment of the whole atmos

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    She was at once roused, she laid as

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    or else long warden pipes of white

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    see how Gudrun clung with heavy, de

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    talk to her. A sort of constraint c

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    Strange set. She’ll know about Pu

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    ‘I know,’ said Birkin. Then he

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    ting up in bed, looked lazily and p

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    will was strangely pervasive. With

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    ‘Shall we bathe this morning?’

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    water ran over a little stone wall,

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    sciousness. The flavour of her slan

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    gone, Birkin turned round in bitter

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    spite of her efforts she was borne

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    entire and unsurprised. ‘No you d

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    irch-trunk against one’s breast,

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    le about him, and he did not want t

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    den. The mare did not like it. She

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    were grinding and squeaking as the

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    ture it?’ There was a pause, then

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    The two men stood quite still in th

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    from London and the south, why one

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    standing in little gangs and circle

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    she was sinking in. And then she wa

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    Gudrun, absorbed in a stupor of app

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    searchingly at the plants on the sh

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    intimacy almost caressive now it wa

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    his tools and came forward, saying:

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    in another, very much.’ ‘But do

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    ‘Good enough for the life of toda

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    The pleasant sincerity of his voice

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    way, say the same things, give hims

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    ance, for many years, till we get a

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    surrounded by a showy white fence o

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    He was silent now, frowning. ‘Per

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    ‘Now will you stop it, and let a

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    her face towards him, and addressin

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    front room, that was a little small

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    y; and the poor thing, she was in a

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    ‘Is that so?’ said Gerald. ‘Y

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    Hermione could bear no more. She ro

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    her revulsion. They returned to the

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    CHAPTER XIII MINO The days went by,

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    each other, we must pledge ourselve

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    ‘There is,’ he said, in a voice

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    himself. ‘I want to find you, whe

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    scape. In a minute she drew herself

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    his hair blowing and his eyes smili

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    He handed her her cup. He had every

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    ‘And that is where you make anoth

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    He looked back into her eyes, and s

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    Birkin had written to Ursula saying

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    sula, laughing with a little tender

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    ‘We’re in a pretty fix if we ca

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    plastered back, and his easy-going

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    ‘You don’t care for the water?

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    ‘Will you have tea here then, or

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    Gudrun quivered at the sight of the

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    They looked round. Nobody could not

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    ‘Sing anything you like, and I’

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    herself also, and yet, as if she we

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    in a little, spell-bound cluster hi

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    themselves away, galloping off into

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    were lit up with intent lights, abs

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    ‘It is your reality, nevertheless

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    the midst of the dark land. The air

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    lantern. It had a pale ruddy sea-bo

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    ‘Kiss me before we go,’ came hi

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    ‘Isn’t it beautiful!’ she sai

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    ‘You’ll tell me if I don’t st

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    shadow. ‘Oh get her out! Oh Di, D

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    was all no good, and that she would

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    knowing. Gudrun shuddered as she me

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    actually, and so endless, so differ

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    dead. The worst of it is, they clin

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    self, so we are found different. On

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    quite silent, waiting. Birkin also

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    young man, choking him. ‘She kill

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    CHAPTER XV SUNDAY EVENING As the da

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    shall one forfeit the deepest truth

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    But what a joy! What a gladness to

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    heart, she seemed transfigured with

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    Birkin smiled to himself as he sat

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    ‘They all feel they ought to beha

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    CHAPTER XVI MAN TO MAN He lay sick

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    Woman, the Great Mother of everythi

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    ferent nature in the other. So Birk

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    I’m afraid of you and your cattle

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    ‘TIMOR MORTIS CONTURBAT ME,’ qu

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    Gerald’s eyes narrowed uglily. Sc

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    side him, lost in brooding. Each ma

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    ‘Really! I didn’t know that. Oh

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    ‘Nevertheless,’ said Gerald,

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    CHAPTER XVII THE INDUSTRIAL MAGNATE

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    ‘Yes. What is your opinion of it?

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    SHE took no trouble for them. But t

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    was. And he answered her, in the ha

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    feeding on the living body of the p

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    there was some sordid tale being po

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    avoided him all through boyhood and

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    had been run over by the motor-car

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    coming apart. He knew that all his

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    These white letters on all the wago

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    earth. His mind was obedient to ser

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    Oh, he wanted love to be the direct

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    ternoon great basketfuls of buns an

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    in order. In his travels, and in hi

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    epresented them very essentially, t

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    of the husband, like the sati in In

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    streamed past him at evening, their

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    was breaking, giving way now, at th

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    under Winifred’s childish reserve

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    dog looked up at her with grievous

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    He glanced up in surprise. Her stoc

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    ‘Oh no,’ cried Winifred with em

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    ‘Can we take him out?’ said Gud

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    then closing up again, inconceivabl

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    The vindictive mockery in her voice

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    ‘Eat, eat my darling!’ Winifred

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    ness and tragedy, which she deteste

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    this moon-brilliant hardness. She c

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    strengthened moon, that shook upon

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    ‘You won’t throw stones at it a

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    It was a great effort to him to mai

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    preacher.’ The amount of truth th

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    But in a little while she drew away

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    standing, knowledge in the mystery

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    and transcendent. Rosalind opened t

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    ‘O-oh?’ he said, looking at Bir

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    ‘Are they?’ Brangwen caught him

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    trouble at the hands of her father.

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    She winced as if violated. ‘Did y

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    ‘That is an illusion of yours,’

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    of each to that of the other. Ursul

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    ‘Doesn’t he!’ exclaimed Ursul

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    lindly away from Beldover, in a whi

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    ‘Some old Johnny says there are t

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    let anybody else.’ The man went.

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    derstanding. And then again they ha

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    were standing or lying or falling.

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    There were long spaces of silence b

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    this moment. Gerald was becoming di

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    Gerald glistened for a moment with

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    CHAPTER XXI THRESHOLD Gudrun was aw

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    glad to understand the girl. So the

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    ‘A presentation bouquet! Who’s

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    umph,’ Mr Crich continued, holdin

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    ‘You would. Well then Thomas, cur

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    was hard and unrelaxed, the will of

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    was no death. And yet, at times, he

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    conversation to the end? Was there

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    She was rather taken aback. But, ga

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    out of him.’ Gudrun flushed deepl

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    colour burn in her cheeks, but her

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    CHAPTER XXII WOMAN TO WOMAN They ca

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    She was a leaf upon a dying tree. W

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    not the human being. You see he say

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    e prepared to suffer—dreadfully.

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    ing man, not I. It is you who want

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    able.’ ‘What takes you to Flore

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    and with ironic indifference. ‘Do

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    movement reminded Ursula of Gudrun.

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    CHAPTER XXIII EXCURSE Next day Birk

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    But Ursula was frightened. There wa

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    fate seemed more than herself. She

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    irritation. ‘I ASSURE you I don

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    his face. He shrank a little. ‘I

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    cies, even to one’s enemies: for

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    the other being, free, why try to a

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    frightened, gentle wonder of bliss.

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    ‘Yes. It looks like quartz crysta

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    Her face was now one dazzle of rele

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    and tea. ‘What GOOD things!’ sh

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    her it was only travel. ‘To be fr

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    ‘Shall we go?’ he said. ‘As y

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    car crept slowly along, until he sa

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    ened into a little circle of grass,

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    CHAPTER XXIV DEATH AND LOVE Thomas

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    he himself were dealing the death,

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    not read, moved her and made her wo

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    either—not till father.’ He see

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    her hands. Then there was the sound

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    ‘I don’t think it’s any good

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    through sloping meadows. He wanted

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    is true, as we stand at this moment

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    ing into his veins, like an intoxic

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    like birds, could feed upon the fie

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    then at the bed. ‘Ah!’ came her

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    ‘No, mother,’ came the strange,

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    ways so completely controlled, yet

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    gone for ever. He must withdraw, he

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    A dangerous resolve formed in his h

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    voices, then a gate banged. His qui

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    But it was unthinkable. He would ma

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    She saw that his boots were all cla

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    miracle of his life, at the knowled

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    long, slow, gloomy waves, breaking

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    side in the night. Thank God the ni

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    stairs,’ she said. At once, witho

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    CHAPTER XXV MARRIAGE OR NOT The Bra

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    of convenience.’ Still Gerald wat

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    cy comes in.’ ‘Yes, I believe y

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    CHAPTER XXVI A CHAIR There was a ju

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    unity of the lines that is so attra

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    ible tyranny of a fixed milieu, whe

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    pretty—but—but—‘ she smiled

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    ‘WE are just going to get married

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    ‘Mike use of’im,’ said Fred,

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    The tramcar mounted slowly up the h

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    ‘Yes, one does want that. But it

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    ‘But there hasn’t,’ said Ursu

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    doubtful now. ‘It’s true,’ sh

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    ‘Father hit me,’ she announced,

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    eyes looking at her all the time. I

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    have ceased to be: we are both caug

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    do when anything new comes.’ ‘Y

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    day without dying of terror, I cann

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    ‘It all seems so NOTHING—their

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    into a house,’ said Ursula meanin

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    wanted very much to go on with Ursu

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    Ursula laughed. ‘I like him for i

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    Through Gudrun’s mind went the an

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    there, cheeks flushed, eyes black a

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    This was a direct blow for Gudrun,

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    he paused and looked up. ‘I hope

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    ‘I want to go,’ said Gudrun to

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    ‘DOGS!—they are dogs! Why is Ru

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    distance, called England, and turne

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    the unutterable peace of darkness i

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    sometimes out of the window, someti

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    nothing. She was not at ease till t

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    solitary forces against all the wor

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    wards—I felt I was a whole ROOMFU

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    question. ‘Any hope of England’

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    And to Birkin it was as if she kill

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    ied silent sawmill by the roofed br

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    coloured wood, floor, walls, ceilin

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    Quite suddenly, he put his hand und

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    per-world, so lovely and beyond. Gu

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    ular noise, it decreased it, so tha

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    ‘He must forgive us for interrupt

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    ‘Oh leider, leider!’ cried the

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    her boot-soles. It was night, and s

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    Anton Skrebensky. Oh, God, could on

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    sula into the dance, stamping, clap

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    ing, bewildered creature. And it ma

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    Gudrun, who had been watching Geral

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    seeing her, and yet watching, with

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    and deftly turned some of her thing

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    ficulty, he would overcome it. If h

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    despised both alike. Already she mo

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    vous gratification. There it was, f

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    there must be something better than

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    Already they were rarely together.

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    Then he seemed to stiffen, shrugged

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    ‘Yes,’ she said. ‘I have. And

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    ‘I am twenty-six,’ she answered

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    of the darkness that he is.’ Gera

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    Her hair, which was short and must

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    tence in giving herself away. ‘Wh

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    two. They all three wanted her to g

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    Loerke’s eyes. His soul was fille

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    had felt so doomed up here in the e

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    of sadness went over his soul. ‘Y

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    you to keep them—I want you to ha

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    ‘But there CAN be something else,

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    synonymous, somewhere?’ ‘Yes, I

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    CHAPTER XXX SNOWED UP When Ursula a

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    ‘I don’t know why you don’t

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    seemed to him he was degraded at th

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    question. And yet, next day, the fr

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    seed that has germinated, to issue

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    had destroyed it for her, she was s

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    about.’ It was curious what a sen

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    knowingly, almost sneering, at Gera

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    social effect, fulfilment of ambiti

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    issue, for goodness, for righteousn

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    ound the flame of some invisible de

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    maggot, in worship of him. I want t

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    seemed gradually to be destroying h

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    is grown up, money is lying about a

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    ‘You are beautiful,’ he said,

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    tranged, to the house in the hollow

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    is only this left, for me to kill h

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    doesn’t. Every woman he comes acr

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    ‘No, I won’t think of it—it i

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    this perfect enfolded sleep. She la

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    Then he looked up and realised that

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    own-velvet flaps loose and wild ove

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    air, she drank tiny sips of the Hei

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    ‘Biscuits there are still,’ he

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    her life on his hands! A weakness r

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    was stretched! He would perhaps cli

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    Loerke. She glanced with apprehensi

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    had words, and Gerald walked away.

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    It was like a shallow pot lying amo

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    Strange, congealed, icy substance

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    ‘What—that he’s dead?’ she

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