Thursday, April 2, 2015

Page 690 (18.1-27) "Yes because... old maids voice"

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because he never did a thing like that before
as ask to get his breakfast in bed with a couple of eggs

since the City Arms hotel
when he used to be pretending to be laid up
with a sick voice
doing his highness
to make himself interesting for that old faggot
Mrs Riordan that he thought he had a great leg of

and she never left us a farthing
all for masses for herself and her soul
greatest miser ever was
actually afraid to lay out 4d for her methylated spirit
telling me all her ailments
she had too much old chat in her
about politics and earthquakes and the end of the world

let us have a bit of fun first
God help the world if all the women were her sort
down on bathingsuits and lownecks
of course nobody wanted her to wear them
I suppose she was pious because no man would look at her twice
I hope Ill never be like her
a wonder she didnt want us to cover our faces

but she was a welleducated woman certainly
and her gabby talk about Mr Riordan here and Mr Riordan there
I suppose he was glad to get shut of her
and her dog smelling my fur
and always edging to get up under my petticoats
especially then

still I like that in him
polite to old women like that and waiters and beggars too
hes not proud out of nothing

but not always
if ever he got anything really serious the matter with him
its much better for them to go into a hospital
where everything is clean
but I suppose Id have to dring it into him for a month yes

and then wed have a hospital nurse next thing on the carpet
have him staying there till they throw him out
or a nun maybe like the smutty photo he has
shes as much a nun as Im not

yes because theyre so weak and puling when theyre sick
they want a woman to get well
if his nose bleeds youd think it was O tragic
and that dyinglooking one off the south circular

when he sprained his foot at the choir party at the sugarloaf Mountain
the day I wore that dress
Miss Stack bringing him flowers
the worst old ones she could find at the bottom of the basket
anything at all to get into a mans bedroom
with her old maids voice




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