By George Orwell
Dorothy, the heroine of this novel, plays strong works, cultivates reliable suggestions, and pricks her arm with a pin whilst a foul notion arises. She then has a sequence of unforeseen and degrading adventures after turning into a sufferer of amnesia. although she regains her existence as a clergyman’s daughter, she has misplaced her faith.
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He turned his SPECIAL FISH 23 head away while he put on his cap. Then he shouldered the sack of peats once more and edged himself with it through the turnstile the way he had arrived in that fi ne weather. ” So I cannot help suspecting that my grandfather had a special scale of standards for most of the things that happen in the life of a fisherman. To corroborate this, I shall now mention briefly the question of fish as we saw the matter at Brekkukot—or rather, the moral law relating to fish. It could be said that my grand- 24 THE FISH CAN SING father’s ideas about the fishing industry had only a limited relevance in the rapidly evolving society that during my boyhood was developing beyond the turnstile back-gate of Brekkukot; on the other hand, we had not yet reached the stage of becoming palpably aware of that society which was beginning to ferment all around us.
Have it your own way,” said my grandfather. “But in a case like this I need to do a little thinking. ” They left the stolen goods in the middle of the paving and went inside. And the sun shone on the sack of peats. They went into the living-room. “Have a seat and show us some cheer,” said my grandfather. The thief put his crumpled cap beneath the chair and sat down. “Yes, it’s wonderfully fine weather we’re having now,” said my grandfather. ” “I have seldom set eyes on such spring haddock as this year’s,” said my grandfather.
From all this it must be obvious that we were not bookish people. Any reading that was done in our house was done chiefly by vis- W H AT I S T H E VA L U E . . 31 itors who brought their own books with them. Sometimes there were stories which they read aloud for the whole household, or else they took to reciting ballads. Overnight visitors often left their books behind with us, sometimes as payment for their lodgings, and that is how our library, small and haphazard as it was, probably came into being.
A Clergyman's Daughter by George Orwell