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You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Forsyte Saga, Volume III. Awakening And To Let Author: John Galsworthy Release Date: June 14, 2006 [EBook #2596] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE FORSYTE SAGA, VOLUME III.
*** Produced by David Widger THE FORSYTE SAGA--VOLUME III. AWAKENING and TO LET By John Galsworthy AWAKENING TO CHARLES SCRIBNER AWAKENING Through the massive skylight illuminating the hall at Robin Hill, the July sunlight at five o’clock fell just where the broad stairway turned; and in that radiant streak little Jon Forsyte stood, blue-linen-suited. His hair was shining, and his eyes, from beneath a frown, for he was considering how to go downstairs, this last of innumerable times, before the car brought his father and mother home.
Four at a time, and five at the bottom? Stale! Down the banisters? But in which fashion? On his face, feet foremost? Very stale.
On his stomach, sideways? Paltry! On his back, with his arms stretched down on both sides? Forbidden! Or on his face, head foremost, in a manner unknown as yet to any but himself? Such was the cause of the frown on the illuminated face of little Jon.... In that Summer of 1909 the simple souls who even then desired to simplify the English tongue, had, of course, no cognizance of little Mon Apr 03 00:36:07 2017 2 Jon, or they would have claimed him for a disciple.
But one can be too simple in this life, for his real name was Jolyon, and his living father and dead half-brother had usurped of old the other shortenings, Jo and Jolly.
As a fact little Jon had done his best to conform to convention and spell himself first ...





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