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简介:本文档为《Forster EM - Mauricepdf》,可适用于人文社科领域,主题内容包含EMFORSTERMauriceANOVELW•WNORTONCOMPANYGeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http符等。

EMFORSTERMauriceANOVELW•WNORTONCOMPANYGeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http:wwwprocesstextcomabclithtmlNEWYORKLONDONCopyrightbythetrusteesofthelateEMForsterReissuedasaNortonpaperbackLibraryofCongressCatalogCardNoLibraryofCongressCataloginginPublicationDataForster,EM(EdwardMorgan),Maurice:anovelEMForsterpcmISBNGaymenFictionITitlePRM'dcCIPWWNortonCompany,IncFifthAvenue,NewYork,NYwwwwwnortoncomWWNortonCompanyLtdCastleHouse,WellsStreet,LondonWITQTPrintedintheUnitedStatesofAmericaBEGUNFINISHEDDedicatedtoaHappierYearPARTOnceatermthewholeschoolwentforawalkthatistosaythethreemasterstookpartaswellasalltheboysItwasusuallyapleasantouting,andeveryonelookedforwardtoit,forgotoldscores,andbehavedwithfreedomLestdisciplineshouldsuffer,ittookplacejustbeforetheholidays,whenleniencyGeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http:wwwprocesstextcomabclithtmldoesnoharm,andindeeditseemedmorelikeatreatathomethanschool,forMrsAbrahams,thePrincipal'swife,wouldmeetthemattheteaplacewithsomeladyfriends,andbehospitableandmotherlyMrAbrahamswasapreparatoryschoolmasteroftheoldfashionedsortHecaredneitherforworknorgames,butfedhisboyswellandsawthattheydidnotmisbehaveTheresthelefttotheparents,anddidnotspeculatehowmuchtheparentswereleavingtohimAmidmutualcomplimentstheboyspassedoutintoapublicschool,healthybutbackward,toreceiveuponundefendedfleshthefirstblowsoftheworldThereismuchtobesaidforapathyineducation,andMrAbrahams'spupilsdidnotdobadlyinthelongrun,becameparentsintheirturn,andinsomecasessenthimtheirsonsMrRead,thejuniorassistant,wasamasterofthesametype,onlystupider,whileMrDucie,thesenior,actedasastimulant,andpreventedthewholeconcernfromgoingtosleepTheydidnotlikehimmuch,butknewthathewasnecessaryMrDuciewasanableman,orthodox,butnotoutoftouchwiththeworld,norincapableofseeingbothsidesofaquestionHewasunsuitableforparentsandthedenserboys,butgoodforthefirstform,andhadevencoachedpupilsintoascholarshipNorwasheabadorganizerWhileaffectingtoholdthereinsandtopreferMrRead,MrAbrahamsreallyallowedMrDucieafreehandandendedbytakinghimintopartnershipMrDuciealwayshadsomethingonhismindOnthisoccasionitwasHall,oneoftheolderboys,whowasleavingthemtogotoapublicschoolHewantedtohavea"goodtalk"withHall,duringtheoutingHiscolleaguesobjected,sinceitwouldleavethemmoretodo,andthePrincipalremarkedthathehadalreadytalkedtoHall,andthattheboywouldprefertotakehislastwalkwithhisschoolfellowsThiswasprobable,butMrDuciewasneverdeterredfromdoingwhatisrightHesmiledandwassilentMrReadknewwhatthe"goodtalk"wouldbe,forearlyintheiracquaintancetheyhadtouchedonacertainthemeprofessionallyMrReadhaddisapproved"Thinice,"hehadsaidThePrincipalneitherknewnorwouldhavewishedtoknowPartingfromhispupilswhentheywerefourteen,heforgottheyhaddevelopedintomenTheyseemedtohimaracesmallbutcomplete,liketheNewGuineapygmies,"myboys"Andtheywereeveneasiertounderstandthanpygmies,becausetheynevermarriedandseldomdiedCelibateandimmortal,thelongprocessionpassedbeforehim,itsthicknessvaryingfromtwentyfivetofortyatatime"IseenouseinbooksoneducationBoysbeganbeforeeducationwasthoughtof"MrDuciewouldsmile,forhewassoakedinevolutionFromthistotheboys"Sir,mayIholdyourhandSir,youpromisedmeBothMrAbrahams'shandswerebaggedandallMrRead'sOhsir,didyouhearthatHethinksMrReadhasthreehands!Ididn't,Isaid'fingers'Greeneye!Greeneye!""Whenyouhavequitefinished!"Sir!"I'mgoingtowalkwithHallalone"TherewerecriesofdisappointmentTheothermasters,seeingthatitwasnogood,calledthepackoff,andmarshalledthemalongtheclifftowardsthedownsHall,triumphant,sprangtoMrDucie'sside,andfelttoooldtotakehishandHewasaplump,prettylad,notinanywayremarkableInthisheresembledhisfather,whohadpassedintheprocessiontwentyfiveyearsbefore,vanishedintoapublicschool,married,begottenasonandtwodaughters,andrecentlydiedofpneumoniaMrHallhadbeenagoodcitizen,butlethargicMrDuciehadinformedhimselfabouthimbeforetheybeganthewalkGeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http:wwwprocesstextcomabclithtml"Well,Hall,expectingapijaw,eh""Idon'tknow,sirMrAbrahams'givenmeonewith'ThoseHolyFields'MrsAbrahams'givenmesleevelinksThefellowshavegivenmeasetofGuatemalasuptotwodollarsLook,sir!Theoneswiththeparrotonthepillaron""Splendid,splendid!WhatdidMrAbrahamssayToldyouyouwereamiserablesinner,Ihope"TheboylaughedHedidnotunderstandMrDucie,butknewthathewasmeaningtobefunnyHefeltateasebecauseitwashislastdayatschool,andevenifhedidwronghewouldnotgetintoarowBesides,MrAbrahamshaddeclaredhimasuccess"WeareproudofhimhewilldoushonouratSunnington":hehadseenthebeginningofthelettertohismotherAndtheboyshadshoweredpresentsonhim,declaringhewasbraveAgreatmistakehewasn'tbrave:hewasafraidofthedarkButnooneknewthis"Well,whatdidMrAbrahamssay"repeatedMrDucie,whentheyreachedthesandsAlongtalkthreatened,andtheboywishedhewasuponthecliffwithhisfriends,butheknewthatwishingisuselesswhenboymeetsman"MrAbrahamstoldmetocopymyfather,sir""Anythingelse""IamnevertodoanythingIshouldbeashamedtohavemotherseemedoNoonecangowrongthen,andthepublicschoolwillbeverydifferentfromthis""DidMrAbrahamssayhow""Allkindsofdifficultiesmoreliketheworld""Didhetellyouwhattheworldislike""No""Didyouaskhim""No,sir""Thatwasn'tverysensibleofyou,HallClearthingsupMrAbrahamsandIareheretoansweryourquestionsWhatdoyousupposetheworldtheworldofgrownuppeopleislike""Ican'ttellI'maboy,"hesaid,verysincerely"Aretheyverytreacherous,sir"MrDuciewasamusedandaskedhimwhatexamplesoftreacheryhehadseenHerepliedthatgrownuppeoplewouldnotbeunkindtoboys,butweretheynotalwayscheatingoneanotherLosinghisschoolboymanner,hebegantotalklikeachild,andbecamefancifulandamusingMrDucielaydownonthesandtolistentohim,lithispipe,andlookeduptotheskyThelittlewateringplacewheretheylivedwasnowfarbehind,therestoftheschoolawayinfrontThedaywasgrayandwindless,withlittledistinctionbetweencloudsandsunGeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http:wwwprocesstextcomabclithtml"Youlivewithyourmother,don'tyou"heinterrupted,seeingthattheboyhadgainedconfidence"Yes,sir""Haveyouanyelderbrothers""No,sironlyAdaandKitty""Anyuncles""No""Soyoudon'tknowmanymen""MotherkeepsacoachmanandGeorgeinthegarden,butofcourseyoumeangentlemenMotherhasthreemaidservantstolookafterthehouse,buttheyaresoidlethattheywillnotmendAda'sstockingsAdaismyeldestlittlesister""Howoldareyou""Fourteenandthreequarters""Well,you'reanignorantlittlebeggar"TheylaughedAfterapausehesaid,"WhenIwasyourage,myfathertoldmesomethingthatprovedveryusefulandhelpedmeagooddeal"Thiswasuntrue:hisfatherhadnevertoldhimanythingButheneededapreludetowhathewasgoingtosay"Didhe,sir""ShallItellyouwhatitwas""Please,sir""IamgoingtotalktoyouforafewmomentsasifIwereyourfather,Maurice!Ishallcallyoubyyourrealname"Then,verysimplyandkindly,heapproachedthemysteryofsexHespokeofmaleandfemale,createdbyGodinthebeginninginorderthattheearthmightbepeopled,andoftheperiodwhenthemaleandfemalereceivetheirpowers"Youarejustbecomingamannow,MauricethatiswhyIamtellingyouaboutthisItisnotathingthatyourmothercantellyou,andyoushouldnotmentionittohernortoanylady,andifatyournextschoolboysmentionittoyou,justshutthemuptellthemyouknowHaveyouheardaboutitbefore""No,sir""Notaword""No,sir"Stillsmokinghispipe,MrDuciegotup,andchoosingasmoothpieceofsanddrewdiagramsuponitwithhiswalkingstick"Thiswillmakeiteasier,"hesaidtotheboy,whowatcheddully:itborenorelationtohisexperiencesHewasattentive,aswasnaturalwhenhewastheonlyoneintheclass,andheknewthatthesubjectwasseriousandrelatedGeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http:wwwprocesstextcomabclithtmltohisownbodyButhecouldnothimselfrelateititfelltopiecesassoonasMrDucieputittogether,likeanimpossiblesumInvainhetriedHistorpidbrainwouldnotawakePubertywasthere,butnotintelligence,andmanhoodwasstealingonhim,asitalwaysmust,inatranceUselesstobreakinuponthattranceUselesstodescribeit,howeverscientificallyandsympatheticallyTheboyassentsandisdraggedbackintosleep,nottobeenticedtherebeforehishourMrDucie,whateverhisscience,wassympatheticIndeedhewastoosympatheticheattributedcultivatedfeelingstoMaurice,anddidnotrealizethathemusteitherunderstandnothingorbeoverwhelmed"Allthisisratherabother,"hesaid,'Tautonemustgetitover,onemustn'tmakeamysteryofitThencomethegreatthingsLove,Life"Hewasfluent,havingtalkedtoboysinthiswaybefore,andheknewthekindofquestiontheywouldaskMauricewouldnotask:heonlysaid,"Isee,Isee,Isee,"andatfirstMrDuciefearedhedidnotseeHeexaminedhimTherepliesweresatisfactoryTheyboy'smemorywasgoodandsocuriousafabricisthehumanheevendevelopedaspuriousintelligence,asurfaceflickertorespondtothebeaconingglowoftheman'sIntheendhedidaskoneortwoquestionsaboutsex,andtheyweretothepointMrDuciewasmuchpleased"That'sright,"hesaid"Youneedneverbepuzzledorbotherednow"Loveandlifestillremained,andhetouchedonthemastheystrolledforwardbythecolourlessseaHespokeoftheidealmanchastewithasceticismHesketchedthegloryofWomanEngagedtobemarriedhimself,hegrewmorehuman,andhiseyescolouredupbehindthestrongspectacleshischeekflushedToloveanoblewoman,toprotectandserveherthis,hetoldthelittleboy,wasthecrownoflife"Youcan'tunderstandnow,youwillsomeday,andwhenyoudounderstandit,rememberthepooroldpedagoguewhoputyouonthetrackItallhangstogetherallandGod'sinhisheaven,All'srightwiththeworldMaleandfemale!Ahwonderful!""IthinkIshallnotmarry,"remarkedMaurice"ThisdaytenyearshenceIinviteyouandyourwifetodinnerwithmywifeandmeWillyouaccept""Ohsir!"Hesmiledwithpleasure"It'sabargain,then!"ItwasatalleventsagoodjoketoendwithMauricewasnatteredandbegantocontemplatemarriageButwhiletheywereeasingoffMrDuciestopped,andheldhischeekasthougheverytoothachedHeturnedandlookedatthelongexpanseofsandbehind"Ineverscratchedoutthoseinfernaldiagrams,"hesaidslowlyAtthefurtherendofthebaysomepeoplewerefollowingthem,alsobytheedgeoftheseaTheircoursewouldtakethembytheveryspotwhereMrDuciehadillustratedsex,andoneofthemwasaladyHeranbacksweatingwithfear"Sir,won'titbeallright"Mauricecried"Thetide'llhavecoveredthembynow""GoodHeavensthankGodthetide'srising"Andsuddenlyforaninstantoftime,theboydespisedhim"Liar,"hethought"Liar,coward,he'stoldmenothing"Thendarknessrolledupagain,thedarknessthatisprimevalbutnoteternal,andyieldstoitsownpainfuldawnMauricesmotherlivednearLondon,inacomfortGeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http:wwwprocesstextcomabclithtmlablevillaamongsomepinesThereheandhissistershadbeenborn,andthencehisfatherhadgoneuptobusinesseveryday,thither,returningTheynearlyleftwhenthechurchwasbuilt,buttheybecameaccustomedtoit,astoeverything,andevenfounditaconvenienceChurchwastheonlyplaceMrsHallhadtogototheshopsdeliveredThestationwasnotfareither,norwasatolerabledayschoolforthegirlsItwasalandoffacilities,wherenothinghadtobestrivenfor,andsuccesswasindistinguishablefromfailureMauricelikedhishome,andrecognizedhismotherasitspresidinggeniusWithouthertherewouldbenosoftchairsorfoodoreasygames,andhewasgratefultoherforprovidingsomuch,andlovedherHelikedhissistersalsoWhenhearrivedtheyranoutwithcriesofjoy,tookoffhisgreatcoat,anddroppeditfortheservantsonthefloorofthehallItwasnicetobethecentreofattractionandshowoffaboutschoolHisGuatemalastampswereadmiredsowere"ThoseHolyFields"andaHolbeinphotographthatMrDuciehadgivenhimAfterteatheweathercleared,andMrsHallputonhergoloshesandwalkedwithhimroundthegroundsTheywentkissingoneanotherandconversingaimlessly"Morrie""Mummie""NowImustgivemyMorriealovelytime""Where'sGeorge""SuchasplendidreportfromMrAbrahamsHesaysyouremindhimofyourpoorfatherNowwhatshallwedotheseholidays""Ilikeherebest""Darlingboy"Sheembracedhim,moreaffectionatelythanever"Thereisnothinglikehome,aseveryonefindsYes,tomatoes"shelikedrecitingthenamesofvegetables"Tomatoes,radishes,broccoli,onions""Tomatoes,broccoli,onions,purplepotatoes,whitepotatoes,"dronedthelittleboy"Turniptops""Mother,where'sGeorge""Heleftlastweek""WhydidGeorgeleave"heasked"HewasgettingtoooldHowellalwayschangestheboyeverytwoyears""Oh""Turniptops,"shecontinued,"potatoesagain,beetrootMorrie,howwouldyouliketopayalittlevisittograndpapaandAuntIdaiftheyaskusIwantyoutohaveaverynicetimethisholiday,dearyouGeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http:wwwprocesstextcomabclithtmlhavebeensogood,butthenMrAbrahamsissuchagoodmanyousee,yourfatherwasathisschooltoo,andwearesendingyoutoyourfather'soldpublicschooltooSunningtoninorderthatyoumaygrowuplikeyourdearfatherineveryway"Asobinterruptedher"Morrie,darling"Thelittleboywasintears"Mypet,whatisit""Idon'tknowIdon'tknow""Why,Maurice"HeshookhisheadShewasgrievedatherfailuretomakehimhappy,andbegantocrytooThegirlsranout,exclaiming,"Mother,what'swrongwithMaurice""Oh,don't,"hewailed"Kitty,getout""He'sovertired,"saidMrsHallherexplanationforeverything"I'movertired""Cometoyourroom,MorrieOhmysweet,thisisreallytoodreadful""NoI'mallright"Heclenchedhisteeth,andagreatmassofsorrowthathadoverwhelmedhimbyrisingtothesurfacebegantosinkHecouldfeelitgoingdownintohisheartuntilhewasconsciousofitnolonger"I'mallright"Helookedaroundhimfiercelyanddriedhiseyes"I'llplayHalma,Ithink"Beforethepieceswereset,hewastalkingasbeforethechildishcollapsewasoverHebeatAda,whoworshippedhim,andKitty,whodidnot,andthenranintothegardenagaintoseethecoachman"Howd'yedo,HowellHow'sMrsHowellHowd'yedo,MrsHowell,"andsoon,speakinginapatronizingvoice,differentfromthatheusedtogentlefolksThenalteringback,"Isn'titanewgardenboy""Yes,MasterMaurice""WasGeorgetooold""No,MasterMauriceHewantedtobetterhimself""Oh,youmeanhegavenotice""That'sright""Mothersaidhewastoooldandyougavehimnotice""No,MasterMaurice"GeneratedbyABCAmberLITConverter,http:wwwprocesstextcomabclithtml"Mypoorwoodstacks'llbeglad,"saidMrsHowellMauriceandthelategardenboyhadbeenusedtoplayaboutinthem"TheyareMother'swoodstacks,notyours,"saidMauriceandwentindoorsTheHowellswerenotoffended,thoughtheypretendedtobesotooneanotherTheyhadbeenservantsalltheirlives,andlikedagentlemantobeasnob"Hehasquiteawaywithhimalready,"theytoldthecook"Morelikehisfather"TheBarrys,whocametodinner,wereofthesameopinionDrBarrywasanoldfriend,orratherneighbour,ofthefamily,andtookamoderateinterestinthemNoonecouldbedeeplyinterestedintheHallsKittyhelikedshehadhintsofgritinherbutthegirlswereinbed,andhetoldhiswifeafterwardsthatMauriceoughttohavebeentheretoo"AndstopthereallhislifeAshewillLikehisfatherWhatistheuseofsuchpeople"WhenMauricedidgotobed,itwasreluctantlyThatroomalwaysfrightenedhimHehadbeensuchamanalltheevening,buttheoldfeelingcameoverhimassoonashismotherhadkissedhimgoodnightThetroublewasthelookingglassHedidnotmindseeinghisfaceinit,norcastingashadowontheceiling,buthedidmindseeinghisshadowontheceilingreflectedintheglassHewouldarrangethecandlesoastoavoidthecombination,andthendarehimselftoputitbackandbegrippedwithfearHeknewwhatitwas,itremindedhimofnothinghorribleButhewasafraidIntheendhewoulddashoutthecandleandleapintobedTotaldarknesshecouldbear,butthisroomhadthefurtherdefectofbeingoppositeastreetlampOngoodnightsthelightwouldpenetratethecurtainsunalarmingly,butsometimesblotslikeskullsfelloverthefurnitureHisheartbeatviolently,andhelayinterror,withallhishouseholdcloseathandAsheopenedhiseyestolookwhethertheblotshadgrownsmaller,herememberedGeorgeSomethingstirredintheunfathomabledepthsofhisheartHewhispered,"George,George"WhowasGeorgeNobodyjustacommonservantMotherandAdaandKittywerefarmoreimportantButhewastoolittletoarguethisHedidnotevenknowthatwhenheyieldedtothissorrowheovercamethespectralandfellasleepSunningtonwasthenextstageinMaurice'scareerHetraverseditwithoutattractingattentionHewasnotgoodatwork,thoughbetterthanhepretended,norcolossallygoodatgamesIfpeoplenoticedhimtheylikedhim,forhehadabrightfriendlyfaceandrespondedtoattentionbutthereweresomanyboysofhistypetheyformedthebackboneoftheschoolandwecannotnoticeeachvertebraHedidtheusualthingswaskeptin,oncecaned,rosefromformtoformontheclassicalsidetillheclungprecariouslytothesixth,andhebecameahouseprefect,andlateraschoolprefectandmemberofthefirstfifteenThoughclumsy,hehadstrengthandphysicalpluck:atcrickethedidnotdosowellHavingbeenbulli

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