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By Katherine Mansfield

ISBN-10: 144343969X

ISBN-13: 9781443439695

With their annual holiday coming to an finish, the Burnells and the Trouts spend the day on the seashore. whereas the kids dig for treasures within the sand, the adults consider the fleeting nature of lifestyles and easy methods to live.

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Lenore wrote the number on a card from her purse and handed it to Mr. Bloemker. Mr. Bloemker looked at the front of the card. " "Never mind, just there's the number. Can we please go to the dial-out phone? " THE BROOM OF THE SYSTEM 4 4 "Of course. " IfI 25 August I have a truly horrible dream which invariably occurs on the nights I am Lenoreless in my bed, I am attempting to stimulate the clitoris of Queen Victoria with the back of a tortoise-shell hairbrush. Her voluminous skirts swirl around her waist and my head.

This way," /b/ Well, now, just imagine how you'd feel if your greatgrandmother-great it could really probably be argued in more than one sense of the word, which is to say the supplier of your name, the person under whose aegis you'd first experienced chocolate, books, swing sets, antinomies, pencil games, contract bridge, the Desert, the person in whose presence you'd first bled into your underwear (at sixteen, now, late sixteen, grotesquely late as we seem to remember, in the east wing, during the closing theme of "My Three Sons," when the animated loafers were tapping, with you and Lenore watching, the slipping, sick relief, laughter and scolding at once, Gramma used her left arm and there was her old hand in Lenore's new oldness), the person through whose personal generosity and persuasiveness vis a vis certain fathers you'd been overseas, twice, albeit briefly, hut still, yourgreat-grandmother, who lived right near you-were just all of a sudden missing, altogether, and wasfor all you knew lying flat as a wet Saltine on some highway with a tire track in her forehead and her walke~ now a sort of large trivet, and you'll have an idea of how Lenore Beadsman felt when she was informed that her great-grandmother, with whom all the above clauses did take place, was missing from the Shaker Heights Nursing Home, in Shaker Heights, right near Cleveland, Ohio, near which Lenore lived, in East Corinth.

Good morning, Mrs. " A woman careened past in a wheelchair. " "This way," /b/ Well, now, just imagine how you'd feel if your greatgrandmother-great it could really probably be argued in more than one sense of the word, which is to say the supplier of your name, the person under whose aegis you'd first experienced chocolate, books, swing sets, antinomies, pencil games, contract bridge, the Desert, the person in whose presence you'd first bled into your underwear (at sixteen, now, late sixteen, grotesquely late as we seem to remember, in the east wing, during the closing theme of "My Three Sons," when the animated loafers were tapping, with you and Lenore watching, the slipping, sick relief, laughter and scolding at once, Gramma used her left arm and there was her old hand in Lenore's new oldness), the person through whose personal generosity and persuasiveness vis a vis certain fathers you'd been overseas, twice, albeit briefly, hut still, yourgreat-grandmother, who lived right near you-were just all of a sudden missing, altogether, and wasfor all you knew lying flat as a wet Saltine on some highway with a tire track in her forehead and her walke~ now a sort of large trivet, and you'll have an idea of how Lenore Beadsman felt when she was informed that her great-grandmother, with whom all the above clauses did take place, was missing from the Shaker Heights Nursing Home, in Shaker Heights, right near Cleveland, Ohio, near which Lenore lived, in East Corinth.

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