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The Good Soldier

  • indiana delcloshat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
    “Do you know who that is?” he asked. “The last time I saw that girl she was coming out of the bedroom of a young man called Jimmy at five o’clock in the morning. In my house at Ledbury. You saw her recognize me.” He was standing on his feet, looking down at me. I don’t know what I looked like. At any rate, he gave a sort of gurgle and then stuttered:
  • indiana delcloshat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
    ard and settle in California. … I do not suppose that she was really serious in this. It would have meant the extinction of all hopes of Branshaw Manor for her.
  • indiana delcloshat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
    She would not let either of the others see her. She wanted, you know, to spare poor dear Edward’s feelings. He never could bear the sight of a corpse. And, since she never gave him an idea that Maisie had written to her, he imagined that the death had been the most natural thing in the world. He soon got over it. Indeed, it was the one affair of his about which he never felt much remorse.
  • indiana delcloshat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
    But, in the nights, with that vision of judgement before me, I know that I hold myself back. For I hate Florence. I hate Florence with such a hatred that I would not spare her an eternity of loneliness. She need not have done what she did. She was an American, a New Englander. She had not the hot passions of these Europeans.
  • indiana delcloshat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
    I suppose that, during all that time I was a deceived husband and that Leonora was pimping for Edward. That was the cross that she had to take up during her long Calvary of a life.
  • indiana delcloshat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
    “You may outrage me as you will; you may take all that I personally possess, but do not you care to say one single thing in view of the situation that that will set up—against the faith that makes me become the doormat for your feet.”
  • indiana delcloshat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
    “Do accept the situation. I confess that I do not like your religion. But I like you so intensely. I don’t mind saying that I have never had anyone to be really fond of, and I do not believe that anyone has ever been fond of me, as I believe you really to be.”
  • indiana delcloshat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
    But Leonora’s English Catholic conscience, her rigid principles, her coldness, even her very patience, were, I cannot help thinking, all wrong in this special case. She quite seriously and naively imagined that the Church of Rome disapproves of divorce; she quite seriously and naively believed that her church could be such a monstrous and imbecile institution as to expect her to take on the impossible job of making Edward Ashburnham a faithful husband.
  • indiana delcloshat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
    At any rate the measure of my relief when Leonora said that she was an Irish Catholic gives you the measure of my affection for that couple. It was an affection so intense that even to this day I cannot think of Edward without sighing. I do not believe that I could have gone on any more with them. I was getting too tired.
  • indiana delcloshat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
    I was too frightened;

    He does not listen to her; he needs to keep being blind

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