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George Douglas Brown

The House with the Green Shutters

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    Every time he looked at the place he had a sense of triumph over what he knew in his bones to be an adverse public opinion.
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    Young Gourlay came staggering round the corner, "a little sprung" (as they phrase it in Barbie), but not so bad as they had hoped to see him.
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    have the three great essentials of commercial success—imagination to conceive schemes, common sense to correct them, and energy to push them through.
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    dreaming in manhood of the cities yet to rise amid Ontario's woods (they are there to witness to his foresight).
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    quick to attempt the realizing of his dreams.
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    To him there is a railway through the desert where no railway exists, and mills along the quiet stream
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    Imagination may consecrate the world to a man, or it may merely be a visualizing fac
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    ulty which sees that as already perfect which is still lying in the raw material.
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    The sounds of the outer world reached him in his loneliness and annoyed him, because, while wondering what they were, he dared not look out to see.
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    His mind was full of perceptions of which he was unconscious, till he found one of them recorded in a book, and that was the book for him
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    o him, indeed, reading was never more than a means of escape from something else;
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    Encased as he was in his hard and insensitive nature, he was not the man who in new surroundings would be quick
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    There was anger in his pleasure, and the pleasure that is mixed with anger often gives the keenest thrill.
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    or the house which a man has built seems to express his character and stand for him before the world,
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    was surcharged with the feeling that the fine buildings around him were his, that he had won them by his own effort, and built them large and significant before the world
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    He was delighting in the sense of his own property around him, the most substantial pleasure possible to man.
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    , in a kind of lazy dream
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    There is a distinct pleasure to the eye in a quiet brick court where everything is fresh and prim
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    With the sudden start of a man roused from a daydream Gourlay turned from the green gate and entered the yard
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    He smoked in silent enjoyment because on a morning such as this everything he saw was a delicate flattery to his pride.
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