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Some Short Stories

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Author: Henry James
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,310 / 110 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,058
mnybks.net#: 3937

Brooksmith; The Real Thing; The Story of It; Flickerbridge; Mrs. Medwin

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tisfied. No doubt Mr. Offord would provide for him, but WHAT would he provide?--that was the great point. He couldn't provide society; and society had become a necessity of Brooksmith's nature. I must add that he never showed a symptom of what I may call sordid solicitude-- anxiety on his own account. He was rather livid and intensely grave, as befitted a man before whose eyes the "shade of that which once was great" was passing away. He had the solemnity of a person winding up, under depressing circumstances, a long-established and celebrated business; he was a kind of social executor or liquidator. But his manner seemed to testify exclusively to the uncertainty of OUR future. I couldn't in those days have afforded it--I lived in two rooms in Jermyn Street and didn't "keep a man"; but even if my income had permitted I shouldn't have ventured to say to Brooksmith (emulating Mr. Offord) "My dear fellow, I'll take you on." The whole tone of our intercourse was so much more an implication that it was I who shoul

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