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The Sacred Fount

By James, Henry

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Sacred Fount  
Author: James, Henry
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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James, H. (n.d.). The Sacred Fount. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.net/


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It was an occasion, I felt -- the prospect of a large party -- to look out at the station for others, possible friends and even possible enemies, who might be going. Such premonitions, it was true, bred fears when they failed to breed hopes, though it was to be added that there were sometimes, in the case, rather happy ambiguities. One was glowered at, in the compartment, by people who on the morrow, after breakfast, were to prove charming; one was spoken to first by people whose sociability was subsequently to show as bleak; and one built with confidence on others who were never to reappear at all -- who were only going to Birmingham. As soon as I saw Gilbert Long, some way up the platform, however, I knew him as an element. It was not so much that the wish was father to the thought as that I remembered having already more than once met him at Newmarch. He was a friend of the house -- he wouldn't be going to Birmingham. I so little expected him, at the same time, to recognise me that I stopped short of the carriage near which he stood -- I looked for a seat that wouldn't make us neighbours.

Table of Contents
· Chapter 1 · Chapter 2 · Chapter 3 · Chapter 4 · Chapter 5 · Chapter 6 · Chapter 7 · Chapter 8 · Chapter 9 · Chapter 10 · Chapter 11 · Chapter 12 · Chapter 13 · Chapter 14

 

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