Quote of the week
|Of a sudden, the house they had bought for a whim stood up as she had never seen it before, low-fronted, broad-winged, ample, prepared by course of generations for all such things… She went alone and quickly into the hall and kissed either door-post, whispering: 'Be good to me. You know ! You've never failed in your duty yet.'||
This is from "An Habitation Enforced" in Actions and Reactions.
An American businessman, struck down by overwork, takes refuge with his wife in deep Sussex countryside. They find a beautiful old house, which they buy on an impulse, and find themselves slipping into the duties and habits of English country squires, setting down roots there. Now they are expecting a baby ...