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Posted by Magnus Smith on March 20, 2020 at 13:26:08 user Magnus.

Have you ever noticed that the Great Aunt is portrayed only from a distance? Even when we ride with her in the butcher's van, we do not get to see her thoughts. We just see what she does and hear what she says.

He wondered what was wrong with her. She sat there saying nothing, and, as he glanced sideways, he saw that her lips were tight together. “Taking trouble to somebody,” he said to himself.

We see inside the heads of most of the children. Examples are:

Even William the pug has his thoughts laid bare for us:
For some little time after tea he had lain as usual on the foredeck, catching the last of the sunshine and knowing that he made a noble sight for anybody who might be sailing up or down the river. But the short spring day was ending. People were settling down for the night. There was no one to admire him. He went back into the well and heard Dorothea say what a handsome pug he was, but those newcomers seemed unable to do their washing up without splashing.

But not the G.A.! Who else does... and doesn't... have their thoughts exposed to us?


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