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Awakening & To Let

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Author: John Galsworthy
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 95,899 / 277 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.2
LoC Category: PR
Series: Forsyte Saga
Downloads: 1,527 2745

The subject of this second interlude in the Forsyte Saga is the naive and exuberant lifestyle of eight-year-old Jon Forsyte.

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ct little Jon had done his best to conform to convention and spell himself first Jhon, then John; not till his father had explained the sheer necessity, had he spelled his name Jon.

Up till now that father had possessed what was left of his heart by the groom, Bob, who played the concertina, and his nurse "Da," who wore the violet dress on Sundays, and enjoyed the name of Spraggins in that private life lived at odd moments even by domestic servants. His mother had only appeared to him, as it were in dreams, smelling delicious, smoothing his forehead just before he fell asleep, and sometimes docking his hair, of a golden brown colour. When he cut his head open against the nursery fender she was there to be bled over; and when he had nightmare she would sit on his bed and cuddle his head against her neck. She was precious but remote, because "Da" was so near, and there is hardly room for more than one woman at a time in a man's heart. With his father, too, of course, he had special bonds of union; for li



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