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Sinclair Lewis

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    Ирина Осипенкоhas quoted5 years ago
    At this point Carol awoke.
    Ирина Осипенкоhas quoted5 years ago
    There were, to inform the doctor's wife of his successes no clapping audiences nor book-reviews nor honorary degrees. But there was a letter written by a German farmer recently moved from Minnesota to Saskatchewan:
    Dear sor, as you haf bin treading mee for a fue Weaks dis Somer and seen wat is rong wit mee so in Regarding to dat i wont to tank you. the Doctor heir say wat shot bee rong wit mee and day give mee som Madsin but it diten halp mee like wat you dit. Now day glaim dat i Woten Neet aney Madsin ad all wat you tink?
    Well i haven ben tacking aney ting for about one & 1/2 Mont but i dont get better so i like to heir Wat you tink about it i feel like dis Disconfebil feeling around the Stomac after eating and dat Pain around Heard and down the arm and about 3 to 3 1/2 Hour after Eating i feel weeak like and dissy and a dull Hadig. Now you gust lett mee know Wat you tink about mee, i do Wat you say.
    Ирина Осипенкоhas quoted5 years ago
    All members of the social, financial, scientific, literary, and sporting sets were at No. 7 to meet Bresnahan
    Ирина Осипенкоhas quoted5 years ago
    "Suppose you were sick. Would you call him in? Would you let me call him in?"
    Ирина Осипенкоhas quoted5 years ago
    "I just love common workmen," glowed Carol.
    "Only you don't want to forget that common workmen don't think they're common!"
    "You're right! I apologize!" Carol's brows lifted in the astonishment of emotion, in a glory of abasement. Her eyes mothered the world. Stewart Snyder peered at her. He rammed his large red fists into his pockets, he jerked them out, he resolutely got rid of them by clenching his hands behind him, and he stammered:
    "I know. You get people. Most of these darn co-eds——Say, Carol, you could do a lot for people."
    "Oh—oh well—you know—sympathy and everything—if you were—say you were a lawyer's wife. You'd understand his clients. I'm going to be a lawyer. I admit I fall down in sympathy sometimes
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