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"Whether had undertaken a courageous journey into his past or had simply gone mad in a sweet and innocent way"
"A time apart"
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"Now he wanted to be on the couch in front of the TV surrounded by a familiar mess"
"Their hesitation was brief, delicious before forking paths"
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"The world they were about to rejoin"
"Being alone by choice can make you very clear-headed. I knew I couldn't face another loss"
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"I'm ready to go on now"
"The disappearance of any real sense of destination"
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"insisted"
"Nation's parent"
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"For the support of the weak, for the advancement of the strong"
"Seemingly innocent of self-interest"
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"had a knack of ignoring irrelevant remarks"
"Systematic use of treats and rewards"
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"dingy, shrunken profession"
"I knew what I had to do. I had to stop running after her in my mind"
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"He was to date his time of mourning"
"transforming herself"
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"Making arrangements for a new future"
"Obsessive landscape"
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"Would start to drag him down and he would be craving"
"Weather turned...Charles began to fret about what was happening in London."
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"Water snakes who lived between the sheets"
"5 year idyll"
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"He was trapped"
"Little boy who played in the woods"
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"Let the girls assert their femininity"
"Daddy to go to work, for mummy to attend her duties"
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"Khaki of combat drill"
""Shining white of miniature household appliances"
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"Manly scent"
"Thelma was a lecturer in Physics"
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"She was a fantasist, a day-dreamer, a lover of strange-sounding words, a keeper of secret diaries, a hoarder of inexplicable objects"
"A girl or a boy?"
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"Security...powerlessness...obedience...freedom"
"Childhood is timelessness"
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"Childhood is an invention, a social construct"
"Children are our greatest resource"
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"An extreme form of a general problem"
"Childhood is a privilege"
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"He was in another time but he was not overwhelmed"
"Time is variable"
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"How long was I in there?"
"3 years late"
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"Shake himself awake"
"Clock cannot be argued with"
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"He anesthetised himself with activity"
"The future was, had been rich"
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"Acknowledgement of the world they were about to rejoin"
"Irreplaceable child"
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"Father of an invisible child"
"Stephen remained as always, though barely consciously, on the watch for children, for a 5 year old girl"
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"Being together heightened their sense of loss"
"Kate's absence was a fact they could neither mention nor ignore"
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"The loss had driven them to the extremes of their personalities"
"Unplaced memory"
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"Dreams were dangerous"
"Brought to life by a desperate memory"
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"Stephen ran memories and daydreams, what was and what might have been or were they running him?"
"Angry voices no longer broke into his dreams"
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"Stephen watched his friends closely for evidence of humor, self-consciousness, for traces of an adult"
"Separations which are an inevitable part of all growing up"
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"Parents are also strangers to their children"
"They were grown-ups"
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"Escape from time...childhood...timelessness"
"How dare they be children!"
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"Now he wanted to be on the couch in front of the TV surrounded by a familiar mess"

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"Being alone by choice can make you very clear-headed. I knew I couldn't face another loss"

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"The disappearance of any real sense of destination"

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"Nation's parent"

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