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ANN VERONICA TALKS TO HER FATHER-1-2
ANN VERONICA TALKS TO HER FATHER-3-4
ANN VERONICA TALKS TO HER FATHER-5-6
ANN VERONICA TALKS TO HER FATHER-7
ANN VERONICA GATHERS POINTS OF VIEW-1-2
ANN VERONICA GATHERS POINTS OF VIEW-3
THE MORNING OF THE CRISIS-1-2
THE MORNING OF THE CRISIS-3-4-5
THE MORNING OF THE CRISIS-6-7
THE CRISIS-1-2-3-4
THE FLIGHT TO LONDON-1-2-3
THE FLIGHT TO LONDON-4-5-6
EXPOSTULATIONS-1-2-3-4
EXPOSTULATIONS-5-6
IDEALS AND A REALITY-1-2
IDEALS AND A REALITY-3-4
IDEALS AND A REALITY-5-6-7
BIOLOGY-1-2
BIOLOGY-3-4-5-6
BIOLOGY-7-8-9
DISCORDS-1
DISCORDS-2-3-4
DISCORDS-5-6-8-9
THE SUFFRAGETTES-1-2-3
THE SUFFRAGETTES-4-5
THOUGHTS IN PRISON-1-2-3-4-5-6
ANN VERONICA PUTS THINGS IN ORDER-1-2-3-4-5-6-7
THE SAPPHIRE RING-1-2-3-4
THE SAPPHIRE RING-5-6
THE COLLAPSE OF THE PENITENT-1-2-3
THE COLLAPSE OF THE PENITENT-4-5-6
THE LAST DAYS AT HOME-1-2-3
IN THE MOUNTAINS-1-2-3-4
IN THE MOUNTAINS-5-6-7-8-9-10-11
IN PERSPECTIVE-1-2-3

garden flower, and the slime upon a sea-wet rock--ten thousand such 

things bear their witness and are illuminated. And not only did these 

tentacular generalizations gather all the facts of natural history and 

comparative anatomy together, but they seemed always stretching out 

further and further into a world of interests that lay altogether 

outside their legitimate bounds. 

 

It came to Ann Veronica one night after a long talk with Miss Miniver, 

as a sudden remarkable thing, as a grotesque, novel aspect, that this 

slowly elaborating biological scheme had something more than an academic 

interest for herself. And not only so, but that it was after all, a more 

systematic and particular method of examining just the same questions 

that underlay the discussions of the Fabian Society, the talk of the 

West Central Arts Club, the chatter of the studios and the deep, the 

bottomless discussions of the simple-life homes. It was the same Bios 

whose nature and drift and ways and methods and aspects engaged 

them all. And she, she in her own person too, was this eternal Bios, 

beginning again its recurrent journey to selection and multiplication 

and failure or survival. 

 

But this was but a momentary gleam of personal application, and at this 

time she followed it up no further. 

 

And now Ann Veronica's evenings were also becoming very busy. She 

pursued her interest in the Socialist movement and in the Suffragist 

agitation in the company of Miss Miniver. They went to various central 

and local Fabian gatherings, and to a number of suffrage meetings. Teddy 

Widgett hovered on the fringe of all these gatherings, blinking at Ann 

Veronica and occasionally making a wildly friendly dash at her, and 

carrying her and Miss Miniver off to drink cocoa with a choice diversity 

of other youthful and congenial Fabians after the meetings. Then Mr. 

Manning loomed up ever and again into her world, full of a futile 

solicitude, and almost always declaring she was splendid, splendid, and 

wishing he could talk things out with her. Teas he contributed to the 

commissariat of Ann Veronica's campaign--quite a number of teas. He 

would get her to come to tea with him, usually in a pleasant tea-room 

over a fruit-shop in Tottenham Court Road, and he would discuss his own 

point of view and hint at a thousand devotions were she but to command 

him. And he would express various artistic sensibilities and aesthetic 

appreciations in carefully punctuated sentences and a large, clear 


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