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For three months he had been thinking of nothing but the football teams with green kits future and he went without regret. He never knew that he had been happy there. Fraulein Anna gave him a copy of Der Trompeter von Sackingen and in return he presented her with a volume of William Morris. Very wisely neither of them ever read the other s present. chapter 32 Philip was surprised when he saw his uncle and aunt. He had never noticed before that they were quite old people. The Vicar received him with his usual, not unamiable indifference. He was a little stouter, a little balder, a little grayer. Philip saw how insignificant he was. His face was weak and self indulgent. Aunt Louisa took him in her arms and kissed him and tears of happiness flowed down her cheeks. Philip was touched and embarrassed he had not known with what a hungry love she cared for him. Oh, the time has seemed long since you ve been away, Philip, she cried. She stroked his hands and looked into his face with glad eyes. You ve grown. You re quite a man now. There was a very small moustache on his upper lip. He had bought a razor and now and then with infinite care shaved the down off his smooth chin. We ve been so lonely without you. And then shyly, with a little break in her voice, she asked You are glad to come back to your home, aren t you Yes, rather. She was so thin that she seemed almost transparent, the arms she put round his neck were frail bones that reminded you of chicken bones, and her faded face was oh so wrinkled. The gray curls which she still wore in the fashion of her youth gave her a queer, pathetic look and.w to the long waiting at the back of a shop on the chance that he would be taken on, and the curt dismissal. He walked to all parts of London in answer to the advertisements, and he came to know by sight men who applied as fruitlessly as himself. 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He would have to tell the whole history of his folly. He had an uneasy feeling that Lawson, after helping him, would turn the cold shoulder on him. His uncle and the solicitor would of course do something for him, but he dreaded their vintage manchester city shirts reproaches. He did not want anyone to reproach him he clenched his teeth and repeated that what had happened was inevitable just because it had ha.
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You re very quiet this morning, Philip, said Aunt Louisa presently. He s thinking of the good breakfast he ll have at school to morrow, said the Vicar. When Philip answered, it was in a way that always irritated his uncle, with something that had nothing to do with the matter i. n hand. He called it a bad habit of wool gathering. Supposing you d asked God to do something, said Philip, and really believed it was going to happen, like moving a mountain, I mean, and you had faith, and it didn t happen, what would it mean What a funny boy you are said Aunt Louisa. You asked about moving mountains two or three weeks ago. It would just mean that you hadn t got faith, answered Uncle William. Philip accepted the explanation. If God had not cured him, it was because he did not really believe. And yet he did not see how he could believe more than he did. But perhaps he had not given God enough time. He had only asked Him for nineteen days. 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