Journal of Small Things by Helen MackayJournal of Small Things by Helen Mackay

Journal of Small Things

byHelen Mackay

Paperback | May 20, 2014

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... He carried his roses in his left hand, held a little before him, that nothing might touch them, stiffly, and looked straight ahead of him as he marched. A woman, standing beside me to watch them go, said to me, "They are so young." She had a grey shawl over her head. The band passed. I do not know what it was playing. The woman and I stood together to watch those boys go away. HESE last days Madame Alice has been even more sullen than usual. She arrives in the morning, they tell me--she arrives at six and I am never there to see--with a long face, and will say good day to nobody, and grumbles because somebody's handkerchief, or somebody's bag of rafia grasses, or somebody's package of letters, had fallen from his night-table to litter her floor. She grumbles about "pigs," and bangs things. Madame Alice Thursday, December Qth When I arrive I find her still grumbling and banging. This morning she was washing the face of the new 25. She washed his poor face very gently, no hands in the world could have been kinder or more careful than hers, or more delicate of touch, though they are big and red, but she was grumbling all the time. I said, "Good morning," and she hunched one shoulder. Madame Marthe came in and said that I had better go and fetch my boiled water before somebody else emptied the boiler. 1 When I was coming back with it from the office, Madame Alice was standing by the window at the turn of the passage. She had put her pail down on the floor, with 25's soap and things thrown down beside it. She stood with one arm against the window-pane and her face buried in the crook of her elbow. I said, ' Oh, Madame Alice, are you ill, Madame Alice?" She hunched her shoulder. I put my big pitcher down by her pail on the floor, and patted...
Title:Journal of Small ThingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217962408

ISBN - 13:9780217962407

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