We are neither affiliated with the author of this essay nor responsible for its content. Katherine Mansfield, who lived from tois considered to be one of the most remarkable short story writers of her time.
What if the idiotic hotel people had refused to produce the bill? Wasn't that simply because he hadn't impressed upon the waiter at lunch that they must have it by two o'clock?
Any other man would have sat there and refused to move until they handed it over. His exquisite belief in human nature had allowed him to get up and expect one of those idiots to bring it to their room. And then, when the voiture did arrive, while they were still Oh, Heavens!
Had he expected her to go outside, to stand under the awning in the heat, and point with her parasol?
Very amusing picture of English domestic life. Even when the driver had been told how fast he had to drive he had paid no attention whatsoever—just smiled.
And then the station—unforgettable—with the sight of the jaunty little train shuffling away and those hideous children waving from the windows. Why am I exposed to them?
The people who'd gathered round, and the woman who'd held up that baby with that awful, awful head. It was shaking now—crying now. She fumbled with her bag, and produced from its little maw a scented handkerchief. She put up her veil and, as though she were doing it for somebody else, pitifully, as though she were saying to somebody else: The little bag, with its shiny, silvery jaws open, lay on her lap.
He could see her powder-puff, her rouge stick, a bundle of letters, a phial of tiny black pills like seeds, a broken cigarette, a mirror, white ivory tablets with lists on them that had been heavily scored through.
Now they were mounting a long steep road that wound round the hill and over into the next bay. The horses stumbled, pulling hard. Every five minutes, every two minutes the driver trailed the whip across them. His stout back was solid as wood; there were boils on his reddish neck, and he wore a new, a shining new straw hat.
There was a little wind, just enough wind to blow to satin the new leaves on the fruit trees, to stroke the fine grass, to turn to silver the smoky olives—just enough wind to start in front of the carriage a whirling, twirling snatch of dust that settled on their clothes like the finest ash.
When she took out her powder-puff the powder came flying over them both. It was on the front seat, and he leaned forward to hand it to her. At that she suddenly sat upright and blazed again. I don't want my parasol! And anyone who was not utterly insensitive would know that I'm far, far too exhausted to hold up a parasol.
And with a wind like this tugging at it. Put it down at once," she flashed, and then snatched the parasol from him, tossed it into the crumpled hood behind, and subsided, panting.
Another bend of the road, and down the hill there came a troop of little children, shrieking and giggling, little girls with sun-bleached hair, little boys in faded soldiers' caps. In their hands they carried flowers—any kind of flowers—grabbed by the head, and these they offered, running beside the carriage.
Lilac, faded lilac, greeny-white snowballs, one arum lily, a handful of hyacinths. They thrust the flowers and their impish faces into the carriage; one even threw into her lap a bunch of marigolds.
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Katherine Mansfield's Garden Party - Set in colonial New Zealand, "The Garden Party" falls into two clearly different parts. A lot of the story is about the preparations and the consequences of the garden party, it was organized by the daughters of the privileged Sheridan family.
In the front of the crowd a strong-looking, middle-aged man, dressed very well, very snugly in a grey overcoat, grey silk scarf, thick gloves and dark felt hat, marched up and down, twirling his .
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