Two nights before the Derby, she was at a big party in town, when one of her rushes of anxiety about her boy, her first-born, gripped her heart till she could hardly speak. Paul explains that he cannot go before the Derby a big horse race.
Then the luck turned, with that ten shillings he had from you: His mother went into town nearly every day. Lawrence makes clear in the opening paragraphs of his story that the plot will revolve around money, or the lack thereof.
Bassett was serious as a church. This troubled her, and in her manner she was all the more gentle and anxious for her children, as if she loved them very much. Indeed, Paul does not seem to be in control of his blazing eyes—instead, they seem to have a life of their own, as burning with greed and desire.
The little girls dared not speak to him. She had told her maid not to wait up for her. I doubt it, sonny. Active Themes Once Hester has the money, the house starts whispering louder and more madly than ever before.
Did you go for all you were worth, Bassett?
Two nights before the Derby, while at a party in town, Hester is overwhelmed with concern for Paul. The blaze of light suddenly lit him up, as he urged the wooden horse, and lit her up, as she stood, blonde, in her dress of pale green and crystal, in the doorway.
Mother, did I ever tell you? And on and on it went, like a madness.
Paul starts to search inside himself for luck and becomes overwhelmed by his desire for it. Learning of the gift, Hester tells the lawyer she wants it all up front.
Lawrence demonstrates here that greed is insatiable—as long as the greed itself is still there, no amount of money will truly satisfy it.
They lived in a pleasant house, with a garden, and they had discreet servants, and felt themselves superior to anyone in the neighbourhood. He neither slept nor regained consciousness, and his eyes were like blue stones.
They drove home again, and, sure enough, Bassett came round to the garden-house with fifteen hundred pounds in notes.
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Lawrence's most popular short stories, an Oedipal drama seasoned with a dash of social commentary and a pinch of the supernatural. It follows the short and tragic life of a boy named Paul, who thinks he has amazing luck after realizing he can predict.
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