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To Let

By Galsworthy, John

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Title: To Let  
Author: Galsworthy, John
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Language: English
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Soames Forsyte emerged from the Knightsbridge Hotel, where he was staying, in the afternoon of the 12th of May, 1920, with the intention of visiting a collection of pictures in a Gallery off Cork Street, and looking into the Future. He walked. Since the War he never took a cab if he could help it. Their drivers were, in his view, an uncivil lot, though, now that the War was over and supply beginning to exceed demand again, getting more civil in accordance with the custom of human nature. Still, he had not forgiven them, deeply identifying them with gloomy memories and, now dimly, like all members of their class, with revolution. The considerable anxiety he had passed through during the War, and the more considerable anxiety he had since undergone in the Peace, had produced psychological consequences in a tenacious nature. He had, mentally, so frequently experienced ruin, that he had ceased to believe in its material probability. Paying away four thousand a year in income and super-tax, one could not very well be worse off! A fortune of a quarter of a million, encumbered only by a wife and one daughter, and very diversely invested, afforded substantial guarantee even against that ?wildcat notion??a levy on capital. And as to confiscation of war profits, he was entirely in favor of it, for he had none, and ?serve the beggars right!? The price of pictures, moreover, had, if anything, gone up, and he had done better with his collection since the War began than ever before. Air-raids, also, had acted beneficially on a spirit congenitally cautious, and hardened a character already dogged. To be in danger of being entirely dispersed inclined one to be less

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CONTENTS PART I I. ENCOUNTER II. FINE FLEUR FORSYTE III. AT ROBIN HILL IV. THE MAUSOLEUM V. THE NATIVE HEATH VI. JON VII. FLEUR VIII. IDYLL ON GRASS IX. GOYA X. TRIO XI. DUET XII. CAPRICE PART II I. MOTHER AND SON II. FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS III. MEETINGS IV. IN GREEN STREET V. PURELY FORSYTE AFFAIRS VI. SOAMES' PRIVATE LIFE VII. JUNE TAKES A HAND VIII. THE BIT BETWEEN THE TEETH IX. FAT IN THE FIRE X. DECISION

 

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