"It was not exactly the fault of the hut," she observed in a tone which showed her to be that novelty among women -- one who finished a thought before beginning the sentence which was to convey it. "You should, I think, have considered, and not have been so foolish as to leave the slides closed."Mind you, if Alex finds other photographs of the young Alan Bates to accompany future postings, I shall leave him in complete peace in his shed.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
The only slightly obsessional Alex at Shedworking has started a fascinating series of Great Fictional Sheds. So far, he's put up the shepherd's hut in Far From the Madding Crowd and Yoda's hut from Star Wars, but now, just when I was really enjoying myself, he's gone on holiday, presumably with a great stack of books to search through in the hope of finding a shed or two. Alex has put in this paragraph from Hardy which made me laugh, as I could just imagine Hardy putting in as an aside: 'and that's why women should never be allowed a shed of their own. They just don't understand why us men need to be alone sometimes...' (The 'she' of course is Bathsheba):
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