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The Inheritors : An Extravagant Story

By Conrad, Joseph

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Title: The Inheritors : An Extravagant Story  
Author: Conrad, Joseph
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Conrad, J. (n.d.). The Inheritors : An Extravagant Story. Retrieved from http://community.schoollibrary.com/


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You are not English, I affirmed. You speak too well. I was piqued. She did not answer. She smiled again and I grew angry. In the cathedral she had smiled at the verger's commendation of particularly abominable restorations, and that smile had drawn me toward her, had emboldened me to offer deferential and condemnatory remarks as to the plaster-of-Paris mouldings. You know how one addresses a young lady who is obviously capable of taking care of herself. That was how I had come across her. She had smiled at the gabble of the cathedral guide as he showed the obsessed troop, of which we had formed units, the place of martyrdom of Blessed Thomas, and her smile had had just that quality of superseder's contempt. It had pleased me then; but, now that she smiled thus past me -- it was not quite at me -- in the crooked highways of the town, I was irritated. After all, I was somebody; I was not a cathedral verger. I had a fancy for myself in those days -- a fancy that solitude and brooding had crystallised into a habit of mind. I was a writer with high -- with the highest -- ideals. I had withdrawn myself from the world, lived isolated, hidden in the country-side, lived as hermits do, on the hope of one day doing something -- of putting greatness on paper. She suddenly fathomed my thoughts: You write, she affirmed. I asked how she knew, wondered what she had read of mine -- there was so little.

Table of Contents
· CHAPTER ONE · CHAPTER TWO · CHAPTER THREE · CHAPTER FOUR · CHAPTER FIVE · CHAPTER SIX · CHAPTER SEVEN · CHAPTER EIGHT · CHAPTER NINE · CHAPTER TEN · CHAPTER ELEVEN · CHAPTER TWELVE · CHAPTER THIRTEEN · CHAPTER FOURTEEN · CHAPTER FIFTEEN · CHAPTER SIXTEEN · CHAPTER SEVENTEEN · CHAPTER EIGHTEEN · CHAPTER NINETEEN

 
 



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