TO THE LIGHTHOUSEthing that she called life rather[%]terrible, very[%]hostile, and quick to pounce on you if you gavestartit a chance. HB: Pencil marker with line to marginal “start”.There were the eternal problems:suffering; death; the poor. There was alwaysa woman dying of cancer even here. And yetshe had said to all these children, You shall gothrough it all. To eight people she had saidrelentlessly that (and the bill for the greenhousewould be fifty pounds). For that reason, knowingwhat was before them—love and ambition andbeing wretched alone in dreary places—she hadoften the feeling, Why must they grow up andlose it all? And then she said to herself, brandish-ing her sword at life, nonsense. They will beperfectly happy. And here she was, she re-flected feeling life rather sinister again, makingMinta marry Paul Rayley; because whatevershe might feel about her own transaction [whichhad in some ways been more accidental than most,that is to say] she had had experiences which neednot happen to everyone (she did not name themto herself); she was driven on, too quickly sheknew, almost as if it were an escape for her too,to strive that things should go on and on. Pto saythatVW: Lines bracket marginal note indicating placement. —peter.shillingsburgl.ceoplemust marry; people must have children.

Was she wrong in this, she asked herself, re-viewing her conduct for the past week or two, andwondering if she had indeed put any pressure96
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