THE WINDOWthat one thought of, one must remember thequivering thing, the living thing (they werecarrying bricks up a little plank as he watchedthem), and work it into the picture; or if onethought of her simply as a woman, one mustendow her with some freak of idiosyncrasy;[∧]she didnot likeadmira-tionorsuppose some latent desire to doff her royalty ofform as if her beauty bored her and all that mensay of beauty, and she wanted only to be like otherpeople, insignificant. He did not know. He didnot know.VW: The period is circled and goes after “know” although there is no caret. —saraheilefsonthe secret of Mrs. Ramsay’s heart.He mustgo to hisworkAlthough there is no punctuation, this point marks the end of the parenthetical interruption about Mr. Bankes, which the printed editions marked with a period and closing parenthesis.

Knitting her reddish-brown hairy stocking,with her head outlined absurdly by the gilt frame,the green shawl which she had tossed over theedge of the frame, and the authenticated master-piece by Michael Angelo, Mrs. Ramsay smoothedout what had been harsh in her manner a momentbefore, raised his head, and kissed her little boyon the forehead. “Let’s cut out another picture,”she said.[%]“Let us find another picture to cutout” she said.6

But what had happened?

Someone had blundered.

Starting from her musing she gave meaning towords which she had held meaningless in hermind for a long stretch of time. "Someone hadblundered”—Fixing her short-sighted eyes upon51
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