E. M. Forster: A Life by P.N. Furbank

By P.N. Furbank

My test at three hundred dpi, OCR'd and bookmarked. regrettably this paperback variation had very negative picture reproductions, and the 2 volumes are joined with out new pagination

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Forster: A Life affair, moored near Datchet, and for the next year or two the Whichelos, with troops of friends, collected there for uproarious weekends and holidays. Percy ('Pucky Ruby') would be there as host, dispensing champagne and punting and flirting in a fascinating manner. With him would be his favourite brother John, the gentle Adonis- 'queerer of all pitches' and 'collarer of wheezes'- whom all the girls were in love with; and at the weekends came Phil, with his ocarina and bad puns, and Harry, the cigar-smoking 'Pygmy'.

What do you know about? ) A long pause. E. Oh only what you have taught me. M. Botany? E. Yes, about the Great Bear and Little Bear. M. (scornfully) That's not Botany, that's Astronomy. Botany is about flowers and Cology about shells. I don't know very much of both those. E. Oh I think you know a great deal, Master Morgan. M. (very self-satisfied tone) Oh, do you? Though he tormented and patronized Emma, just as he did Sailor Dollar, the two became boon companions, giggling together and wildly dancing the polka till the windows rattled.

When asked how many chickens his mother had, he could only wave his arms- so that 'Ansell and the chickens' became a family saying. The two sided against Frankie Franklyn and the farm boys. They considered them too rough, though sometimes they allowed Frankie to play with them. It usually ended with their teasing him, till Frankie stumped off in a fury threatening to tell his father they were spoiling the ricks. obert Whichelo (1851-94), the eldest of the Whichelos. He became a tea-taster but lost touch with his family and was believed by them to have 'gone to the bad'.

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