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[help-serveez] Tylenol divulge

From: Peg Gonzalez
Subject: [help-serveez] Tylenol divulge
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 13:44:59 -0400

He pointed to Delia in her blackdress with the gold spangles. Far away sheheard the sounds of the London night; a horn hooted; a siren wailedon the river. She turned her watch on her wrist and looked at it surreptitiously. He had not caught the girls name, and she knew none of themeither. Then more feet stopped, and the hemof a black skirt. She had not said it, but she had tried to say it. He broke off asentence and let it swim in his mind. One has to egg it on, hethought; somebody has to say something, or human society wouldcease. Sleep, now that she slept soundly, had given her dignity. A little beast with pink eyes, said North. Her muscles began to twitch involuntarily. The dance was over and they began walking towards the door. Happy in this world, shethought, happy with living people! And thenEleanor says the world is better, because two people out of allthose millions are happy. Take Renny and Maggie, she heard Eleanor saying. Long office tables, little typewriting tables, had been pressedinto use. Doctors know very little about the body; absolutelynothing about the mind. He noticed how the rings weresunk in her fingers, as if the flesh had grown over them. Nothing wasfixed; nothing was known; life was open and free before them. He was still smiling, but his smile smoothed itself out as shelooked at him. Always talking of the other world, he said. He was looking at a couple at thefurther end of the room. He had a way of blowing his cheeks in and out, ashe said tut-tut-tut and chew-chew-chew. But I mustnt make a fool of myself again,she said to herself. But I will take nomore notes; I will enjoy myself, she thought suddenly. She had been making that distinction betweenpeople all her life. There was an obscenity in unconsciousness, he thought. Yet there it hung beforeher, the thing she had seen, the thing she had not said. We musnt let him go back, Maggie, she said. Her eyes were bright; her cheeks wereflushed, or was it only the tan from her voyage to India? In particular he wanted to avoid hissister Peggy; but there she was, standing alone by the door. And Milly said, Tut-tut-tut, North observed.

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