By Doris Lessing
From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Doris Lessing, a quick tale a couple of woman's sluggish go with the flow outdoor the bounds of society. An previous girl, with gipsy blood, starts to discover the conventions of society stifling – whilst her husband dies, and her young ones depart domestic, she embraces a marginal, unconventional lifestyles, followed via her devoted cat. 'An outdated lady and Her Cat' brilliantly combines Doris Lessing's unforgiving exam of our society – and people it can't accommodate and ulitmately fails – with an excellent portrait of her favorite animal – the cat.
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She stopped walking. “Let’s keep walking,’’ he said. “No,” she said. “SO far, no farther. I shouldn’t have come out with you at all,” she said. “You did,” he said. “To get you out of the house,” she said. ” he said. “They’d think you were crazy,” she said. ” he said. Catharine took a deep breath, made a speech. “Let me say that I’m deeply honored by this crazy thing you’ve done,” she said. , but maybe you are. I can’t believe you really love me, but maybe you do. But-” “I do,” said Newt. ” She took a step away from him.
When she awoke next time, she was being led into a bathroom by three women, s t i l l with stockings over their heads. The bathroom was already fdled with the steam from somebody else’s bath. There were somebody else’s wet footprints crisscrossing the floor and the air reeked of pine-needle perfume. Her will and intelligence returned as she was bathed and pefimed and dressed in a white nightgown. When the women stepped back to admire her, she said to them quietly, “I may be 44 WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE a nothinghead now.
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