1. They (the hands) suggested the breeding of uncounted
2. As if a woman ever loved a man for his virtue. (167)
3. One day, firmly convinced that a heretic could know nothing of such matters, she told Kitty of the Annunciation. (169)
4. A well-bred woman does nothing which shall make people talk of her. (173)
5. …men often have a deeper feeling for their daughters than they ever have for their sons. (174)
6. There is one way to win hearts and that is to make oneself like unto those of whom one would be loved. (175)
7. “The dog it was that died.” (186)
IV. Questions and Topics for Discussion.
1. Why was Kitty interested in meeting the Manchu woman? Why did the Manchu woman and the place seem unreal to her? What observations did Kitty make during this visit? Comment upon Waddington’s words on the way back.
2. Discuss the nuns’ attitude to Kitty when they learned she was with child. What did Kitty seek in their company? What did “faith” mean to Kitty? What was the only thing that counted in life according to the philosophy of the Mother Superior?
3. What was Kitty’s state of mind after her new life experience? How did she regard her infidelity now? Speak about the change in her attitude to Townsend and Walter.
4. How did Kitty take the news that Walter had been taken ill? In what state did she find Walter when she came to see the last of him? Comment on Kitty’s attempts to give him peace of mind and their effect. Why couldn’t Kitty understand Walter’s last words?
Chapters LXIV-LXXIV (pp. 187 – 213)
I. Active Vocabulary.
- immortal (189)
- to be cheated (190)
- eternal (191)
- to get infected (192)
- a martyr (193)
- to sympathize with smb (193)
- to impose smth upon smb (194)
- to reason with smb (195)
- to be conscious of smth (196)
- to appreciate smth (196)
- to be reluctant (196)
- to have compassion for smb (198)
- to do smb a favour (205)
- to take smb by surprise (206)
- a lady of consequence (213)
a) Find the sentences with these words and reproduce the situations.
1. I’m sure that a little work will keep you from brooding. (193)
2. …because I thought occupation would distract your mind. (194)
3. I wish he could have minded his own business. (195)
4. She had to exercise some self-control in order not to answer sharply. (196)
5. …that even the saints liked to have their own way. (196)
6. …that nobody in the world cared two straws whether she was alive or not. (196)
7. …she had a feeling that…he had his tongue in his cheek. (202)
8. I know I can do nothing to make up for your terrible loss. (207)
9. …he must have hoped with all his heart that he would never set eyes on her again. (208)
10. …she wondered how she could ever have been taken in by it. (211)
11. Of course she was skillfully pulling their legs: the dirty dog. (213)
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