The windows, giving on the Grand Canal,were immensely tall.
For five minutes he
had planned to flee to Fran.
The bay was edged withcliffs, eaten into vast
Atfirst I was irritated by the complete sloppiness etc.
Edith was not
tart withhim when he grumbled that he did not like the Narcissus in theNaples
Museum. They talked slowly, and mostly they talked in silence.
write to Ross Ireland about that jaunt to the Orient. Then, shocked, herealized
that perhaps they were. He understood better the slimstarry Virgins before whom
sun-black peasants bowed in Italianchapels. In age they seemed to run from
thirty toforty. My wife is younger thanI am, and livelier, and shes found a man
in Berlin, and I guessIve lost her. Sam laid down the letter, and it was of
Edith and her way withservants that he was thinking.
Your farmers want to get
away from their wash of acres to thecity. He was so tired of dragging out his
little soul and worrying overit! Could you ever possibly consider going to
aplace like Zenith to live?
They talked slowly, and mostly they talked in
It was the guiltiness which persisted when he awoke. If Sam did not
find them cheery, he was amused bythe pleasant carelessness of
EdmondoErcole and you will have such a good time being silent together! He
was so tired of dragging out his little soul and worrying overit!
has a big place,but hes frightfully poor.
Yet I love and I think I am coming to
really understand theTHICKNESS of European life.
But Ive seen you so badgered
by her letters!
In humility he turned to the eternal earth, and in theearth he
Rather pleased, Sam went over and joined.
Hed learned his
faultsof commercial-mindedness, of timidity before women.
She seemed to take
his desiredexperiments more seriously than had Fran.
The windows of the
towntook the low sunlight and blazed one after another as the trainpassed. I
babble of Freud andEinstein, but I know nothing about psycho-analysis, nothing
aboutmathematics. MaybeIll decide to buy me a nice little boy friend.
Ercole has a big place,but hes frightfully poor. He no longer minded meeting
strangers or having to listen totheir foreign accents.
In this most Italian
Italy he mightwithout apology still be a most American American. And I can
sayHow much and TOO much in English, French, German, Italian, andSpanish.