Beast in the Jungle
James's subtle mastery of the art of fiction is nowhere more evident than in "The Beast in the Jungle." It regarded by many as his greatest achievement in short fiction. John, the protagonist is re-aquainted with May Bartram, a woman he knew earlier, who remembers his odd secret that is a belief of his life would face some catastrophy or spectacular event like "beast in the jungle". Thrilling!
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accident afraid amusement answer anticlimax appearance asked Beast begun breath chair CHAPTER charm cold confessed consciousness course day at Weatherend doubt doubtless dreadful EasyRead books effect egotism everything eyes face fact fate fear feel felt gave give grave hand happened hour imagination interest invited isn't a question John Marcher Jungle knew knowledge least less light lived London looked lost Marcher returned Marcher thought Marcher's sense marked markedly bereaved matter mean meant mind minute Miss Bartram Mss Bartram Naples never occasion pass past perhaps person poor Marcher possible present queer question real truth remember Rome scarce secret seemed sharply shook her head showed simply smiled Sorrento sounded speak sphinx spite spoke sprung stared strangely suffer sure talk tell thing took touched turned vaguely vision waited watch woman wonder word
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