THE WINDOWwhat that meant. "Think of a kitchen table then",he told her, "when you’re not there".

So[∧]now /she always saw, when she thought of Mr.Ramsay's work, a scrubbed kitchen table. Itlodged now in the fork of a pear tree, for theyhad reached the orchard. And with a painfuleffort of concentration, she focused her mind,not upon the silver-bossed bark of the tree, orupon its fish-shaped leaves, but upon a phantomkitchen table, one of those scrubbed board tables,grained and knotted, whose virtue seems tohave been laid bare by years of muscular integr[∧]i /ty,which stuck there, its four legs in air. Naturally,if one’s days were passed in this seeing of angularessences, this reducing of lovely evenings, withall their flamingo clouds and blue and silver to agal9white deal four-legged table HB: Pencil mark indicating galley 9 (and it was a markof the finest minds so to do), naturally one couldnot be judged like an ordinary person.

Mr. Bankes liked her for bidding him “thinkof Mr. Ramsay’shis /work". He had thought of it,often and often. Times without number, he hadsaid, "Ramsay is one of those men who do theirbest work before they are forty". He had madea definite contribution to philosophy in one littlebook when he was only five and twenty; whatcame after was more or less amplification, repeti-tion. But the nuVW: Faint diagonal is an ink transfer from the facing page.mber of men who make a41
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