By Barbara Pym
Wilmet Forsyth is definitely dressed, good sorted, certainly husbanded, strong having a look and reasonably younger - yet very bored. Her husband Rodney, a good-looking military significant, is a little bit balder and fatter than he as soon as used to be. Wilmet want to imagine she has replaced quite less.Her curiosity wanders to the within reach Anglo-catholic church, the place eventually she will overlook her cozy family within the extra serious-minded corporation of 3 single monks, and, in fact, Piers Longridge, a guy of an unfathomably varied personality altogether.
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Thus she traverses the entire ocean. She comes up to it just when it is leaving the water, about to escape her again. Hastily Koue Fel jumps into the sun and instals herself within it. She makes it sway from side to side in its course, several stars fall because of this. But Koue Fel has managed to sit inside the sun. Now she controls its path. She can make it follow its orbit faster or slower as she wishes. That is why, in order to have good weather when they leave for the fishing, the two litde girls address themselves to Koue Fel, mistress of the sun, so that she may pause for a while above the sea.
Over to one side speeches have commenced, voices over the loud-speakers claim the attention of the demonstrators. The cranes have laid bare the rootlets of a tree. With grabs they have unearthed the brittle filiform curled extremities. Shrivelled shrunken decaying leaves are at tached to them. Systematically demarcating the zones from which the tree is nourished they have arrived at the centre of the tree, the trunk. They have freed the buried tree completely, branches leaves trunk roots. The eroded whitened trunk seems almost transparent.
There is a strike that day. The women workers form a picket line in the field where the buildings are sited. They move in a circle one behind the other singing stamping their feet on the ground clapping their hands. They have black blouses and woollen scarves. All the windows, all the doors of the factory are closed. One or other of them carries at arm’s length a placard on which slogans are written, painted in red on the white paper. Under their feet in the field is a circle of beaten earth. Or else someone comments on the series of photographs of demonstrations.
A Glass of Blessings (Virago Modern Classics) by Barbara Pym