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*Godliness (A Tale in Four Parts)
Ⅲ Surrender (p.87-97)
- John Hardy, banker, Louise’s husband (and David’s father)
- Louise Bentley, the daughter of Jesse Bentley
- Albert Hardy, vehicle merchant, a friend of Jesse Bentley,
and he had two daughters ( Mary and Harriet), and one son(John)
In those days young women did not go out of our towns to
Eastern colleges and ideas in regard to social classes had
hardly begun to exist. A daughter of a laborer was in much
the same social position as a daughter of a farmer or a
merchant, and there ware no leisure classes.
A girl was “nice” or she was “not nice.” If a nice girl, she
had a young man who came to her house to see her on Sunday
and on Wednesday evenings. Sometimes she went with her
young man to a dance or a church social. At other times she
received him at the house and was given the use of parlor
for that purpose. No one intruded upon her. For hours the
two sat behind closed doors. Sometimes the lights were
turned low and the young man and woman embraced.･･･
*Godliness (A Tale in Four Parts) Ⅳ Terror (p.96-102)
- David Hardy, the grandson of Jesse Bentley
- Jesse Bentley, owner of Bentley farms
The shell of the circumstances of his life was broken and
he was compelled to start forth. He left Winesburg and
no one there ever saw him again. After his disappearance,
his mother and grandfather both died and his father became
very rich. ･･･
“It is foolish to be afraid. Nothing will happen,” he told himself
as he went along with the lamb in his arms. There was something
in the helplessness of the little animal held so tightly in his
arms that gave him courage. He could feel the rapid beating
of the beast’s heart and that made his own heart beat less
rapidly. As he walked swiftly along behind his grandfather, he
untied the string with which the four legs of the lamb were
fastened together. “If anything happens we will run away
together,” he thought.
*A Man Of Ideas (p.103-111)
- Joe Welling, the agent of Standard Oil
- Edward King, the owner of a cider mill,
and he had a son(Tom) and a daughter (Sarah)
“･･･ Suppose this – suppose all of the wheat, the corn,
the oats, the peas, the potatoes, were all by some miracle
swept away. Now here we are, you see, in this country.
There is a high fence built all around us. We’ll suppose that.
No one can get over the fence and all the fruits of the earth
are destroyed, nothing left but these wild things, these grasses.
Would we be done for? I ask you that. Would we be done for?”･･･
“ We’d begin, you see, to breed up new vegetables and fruits.
Soon we’d regain all we had lost. Mind, don’t say the new
things would be the same as the old. They wouldn’t.
Maybe they’d be better, maybe not so good.
That’s interesting, eh?･･･”
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