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Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.
He looked like a piece of plot, standing there. An extra character, about to return to his mislaid car and his own life.
Affluence was, quite simply, a question of texture... The threadbare carpets of infancy, the coconut matting, the ill-laid linoleum, the utility furniture... had all spoken of a life too near the bones of subsistence, too little padded, too severely worn.
How unjust life is, to make physical charm so immediately apparent or absent, when one can get away with vices untold for ever.
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I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
June 5, 1939
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