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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

bottom, and it isn't. We think if we just defy the friends we have and 

go out into the world everything will become easy and splendid. 

One doesn't realize that even the sort of civilization one has at 

Morningside Park is held together with difficulty. By policemen one 

mustn't shock. 

 

"This isn't a world for an innocent girl to walk about in. It's a world 

of dirt and skin diseases and parasites. It's a world in which the 

law can be a stupid pig and the police-stations dirty dens. One wants 

helpers and protectors--and clean water. 

 

"Am I becoming reasonable or am I being tamed? 

 

"I'm simply discovering that life is many-sided and complex and 

puzzling. I thought one had only to take it by the throat. 

 

"It hasn't GOT a throat!" 

 

 

 

Part 7 

 

 

One day the idea of self-sacrifice came into her head, and she made, she 

thought, some important moral discoveries. 

 

It came with an extreme effect of re-discovery, a remarkable novelty. 

"What have I been all this time?" she asked herself, and answered, "Just 

stark egotism, crude assertion of Ann Veronica, without a modest rag of 

religion or discipline or respect for authority to cover me!" 

 

It seemed to her as though she had at last found the touchstone of 

conduct. She perceived she had never really thought of any one but 

herself in all her acts and plans. Even Capes had been for her merely an 

excitant to passionate love--a mere idol at whose feet one could enjoy 

imaginative wallowings. She had set out to get a beautiful life, a free, 

untrammelled life, self-development, without counting the cost either 

for herself or others. 

 

"I have hurt my father," she said; "I have hurt my aunt. I have hurt and 

snubbed poor Teddy. I've made no one happy. I deserve pretty much what 

I've got.... 

 

"If only because of the way one hurts others if one kicks loose and 

free, one has to submit.... 

 

"Broken-in people! I suppose the world is just all egotistical children 

and broken-in people. 

 

"Your little flag of pride must flutter down with the rest of them, Ann 

Veronica.... 

 

"Compromise--and kindness. 

 

"Compromise and kindness. 

 

"Who are YOU that the world should lie down at your feet? 

 

"You've got to be a decent citizen, Ann Veronica. Take your half loaf 

with the others. You mustn't go clawing after a man that doesn't belong 

to you--that isn't even interested in you. That's one thing clear. 

 

"You've got to take the decent reasonable way. You've got to adjust 


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