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Simon who had been lost in the stupor of nursery dullness came to life with a
flash. " Mummy, Mummy, did you kill anything ?" "Not a thing. Those silly old
hounds of your silly old Daddy's couldn't catch a fox. They can come down in half
an hour, Nurse. Well, Susan, old lady. See you soon, Simon." " Tes," Simon
shouted. Cynthia was rather impersonal about the children. If they had not had
decorative value and if they had not excited Desmond so much, she would have
had very 85.
But it was a pose he got away with nine times out of ten. Especially with women.
On the way back to Rathglass he came out of his trance of stupidity to say to
Cynthia: "Pretty silly thing. Child riding a pony like that. Couldn't begin to stop him
. How would we like hunting out of control all day? Tiring. Frightening. Terrible
thing. So dam' silly." Cynthia felt furious before she remembered that he was
concussed and didn't know what he was talking about. But ten days later when
he was still at ...
"They seem to have ordered practically nothing to eat beyond fruit jellies,"
Cynthia said, "and I do so like my parties to be well fed." " I think you're being very
good about it." "But it's just what I want," Cynthia said angrily. "You know I adore
them to be independent. All the same, I shall see there's a good supply of bacon
and eggs and sausages laid in." " Have you decided about your dress yet ?" "No,
I haven't. I haven't thought about it. It's a bit putting off the way those silly old
things keep ...
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M.J. Farrell (Molly Keane)’s depiction of an Irish estate in the first decades of the 20th century is excellent, well-written, involving and a good portrait of the changing times. The title refers to ... Read full review
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