THE WINDOWnothing about it, nothing about it whatsoever,Mrs. Ramsay thought, observing him ratherthan listening to what he said. She could seehow it was from his manner—he wanted to asserthimself, and so it would always be with him tillhe got his Professorship or married his wife, andso need not be always saying, "I—I—I." Forthat was what his criticism of poor Sir Walter, orperhaps it was Jane Austen, amounted to. “It’stime some one attended to me.”“I—I—I”He was thinkingof himself and the impression he was making, asshe could tell by the sound of his voice, and hisemphasis and his uneasiness. Success HB: Pencil line indicating beginning of galley 42. would begal42good for him. At anyrate they were off again[∧] .VW: Circled period.Now she need not listen. It could not last sheknew, but at the moment her eyes were so clearthat they seemed to go round the table unveilingeach of these people, and their thoughts and theirfeelings[∧], /without effort like a light stealing underwater so that its ripples and the reeds in it andHB: Circled in pencil.outsetgal42the minnows balancing themselves, and thesudden silent trout are all lit up hanging, trem-bling. So she saw them; she heard them; butwhatever they said had also this quality, as ifwhat they said was like the movement of a troutwhen, at the same time, one can see the rippleand the gravel, something to the right, somethingon top;to theleftand the whole is held together; for165
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