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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

night. 

 

"Nothing was ever done," Miss Brett asserted, "without a certain element 

of Faith. After we have got the Vote and are recognized as citizens, 

then we can come to all these other things." 

 

Even in the glamour of Miss Brett's assurance it seemed to Ann Veronica 

that this was, after all, no more than the gospel of Miss Miniver with 

a new set of resonances. And like that gospel it meant something, 

something different from its phrases, something elusive, and yet 

something that in spite of the superficial incoherence of its phrasing, 

was largely essentially true. There was something holding women down, 

holding women back, and if it wasn't exactly man-made law, man-made 

law was an aspect of it. There was something indeed holding the whole 

species back from the imaginable largeness of life.... 

 

"The Vote is the symbol of everything," said Miss Brett. 

 

She made an abrupt personal appeal. 

 

"Oh! please don't lose yourself in a wilderness of secondary 

considerations," she said. "Don't ask me to tell you all that women can 

do, all that women can be. There is a new life, different from the old 

life of dependence, possible. If only we are not divided. If only we 

work together. This is the one movement that brings women of different 

classes together for a common purpose. If you could see how it gives 

them souls, women who have taken things for granted, who have given 

themselves up altogether to pettiness and vanity...." 

 

"Give me something to do," said Ann Veronica, interrupting her 

persuasions at last. "It has been very kind of you to see me, but I 

don't want to sit and talk and use your time any longer. I want to do 

something. I want to hammer myself against all this that pens women in. 

I feel that I shall stifle unless I can do something--and do something 

soon." 

 


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