Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington

By Booth Tarkington

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Can I compete with an African veldt? Can I give a bath and scrub the children as efficiently or quickly as the automatic scrub bath can? I cannot. And it isn’t just me. It’s you. " "You look as if you didn’t know what to do with yourself in this house, either. You smoke a little more every morning and drink a little more every afternoon and need a little more sedative every night. " He paused and tried to feel into himself to see what was really there. " She looked beyond him, at the nursery door.

They were scattered into a dark sea; and the ship, in a million pieces, went on, a meteor swarm seeking a lost sun. " The sound of voices calling like lost children on a cold night. " "Stone, this is Hollis. " "I don’t know. How can I? Which way is up? I’m falling. " They fell. They fell as pebbles fall down wells. They were scattered as jackstones are scattered from a gigantic throw. And now instead of men there were only voices-all kinds of voices, disembodied and impassioned, in varying degrees of tenor and resignation.

They screamed and pranced and threw things. They yelled and sobbed and swore and jumped at the furniture. " The children flung themselves onto a couch, weeping. "George," said Lydia Hadley, "turn on the nursery, just for a few moments. " "You can’t be so cruel…" "Lydia, it’s off, and it stays off. And the whole damn house dies as of here and now. The more I see of the mess we’ve put ourselves in, the more it sickens me. We’ve been contemplating our mechanical, electronic navels for too long. " And he marched about the house turning off the voice clocks, the stoves, the heaters, the shoe shiners, the shoe lacers, the body scrubbers and swabbers and massagers, and every other machine be could put his hand to.

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