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John & Emery Bonett

A Banner for Pegasus

Michael Joseph 1951
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HAZEL FAIRWEATHER wished the man would stop talking to her. She had been alone in the carriage when he got in. He was shabby, with a dimple in his chin and a pronounced adam's apple in the middle of a long, thin neck. His face was youthfully pink between sparsely scattered single hairs, and his eye was wild. His monologue had been about the Government first, then religion, all in a steady monotone into which quite gratuitous pieces of information were slipped, such as the fact that Mrs. Amory said he could have a bath whenever he liked, and that he had double-jointed elbows, to which it seemed that no response she could make would be really adequate. Hazel had felt relieved as the carriage filled up, but she now realized that the people getting in, finding them in conversation, assumed them to be travelling together, which did nothing to ease her situation. Hazel stood up and took her attache" case from the rack. She moved out into the corridor, where two men

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