By E. M. Forster
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As he wove all these anxieties into a single rope, he suspected that his audience felt no interest, but good breeding compelled him to continue; it was nothing to him if they were bored, because he did not know what boredom is and it was nothing to him if they were licentious, because God has created all races to be different. The accident was over and his life, equably useful, distinguished, happy, ran on as before and expressed itself in streams of well-chosen words. When this old geyser left them, Ronny made no comment, but talked lightly about polo; Turton had taught him that it is sounder not to discuss a man at once and he reserved what he had to say on the Nawab's character until later in the evening.
Moore! Mrs. " she said, laughing. "You remember the water by our mosque? It comes down and fills this tank a skilful arrangement of the Emperors. They stopped here going down into Bengal. They loved water. Wherever they went they created fountains, gardens and hammams. I was telling Mr. " He was wrong about the water, which no Emperor, however skilful, can cause to gravitate uphill; a depression of some depth together with the whole of Chandrapore lay between the mosque and Fielding's house. Ronny would have pulled him up, Turton would have wanted to pull him up, but restrained himself.
Fielding and thank you so much. " "Good-bye, Mrs. " "Good-bye, Mr. Fielding. Such an interesting afternoon . " "Good-bye, Dr. " "Good-bye, Mrs. " "Good-bye, Dr. " He pumped her hand up and down to show that he felt at ease. "You'll jolly well not forget those caves, won't you? " "Thank you . " Inspired by the devil to a final effort, he added, "What a shame you leave India so soon! " "Good-bye, Professor Godbole," she continued, suddenly agitated. " "I may sing now," he replied and did. His thin voice rose and gave out one sound after another.
A Passage to India (Abinger Edition of E.M. Forster) by E. M. Forster