DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:This discussion seemed to have zipped by! As much as we hate to leave Celeste, Abelard and Chang behind , today is the last formal question for this book. If you all have some unanswered questions you would like to pose, please post them.
There were times when Mr Dahlquist painted some very sharp pictures with his words - and times when a passage gave me pause to think . Here are just a couple of quotes I marked as I was reading.
page 155 describing Svenson: His coat was fine enough but unkempt - in fact the man's who appearance gave the impression of a once-cherished article - a sofa, for example - that had been left in the rain and partially ruined.
pages 238-9 when Dr. Svenson admits "I have a difficulty with height. An excruciating difficulty".
"I have the same with root vegetables." Miss Temple smiled.
page 335: the antic, rawboned look of an underfed horse.
page 402 when the Comte sits to dine with Miss Temple: He pulled out the chair and sat, his large body having the odd effect of placing him both near to her and far away at the same time, his hands on the table but his face strangely distant beyond them.
pag 415: Miss Temple believed that change brought sorrow as a matter of course.