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or rather, a divided mind

There was Mrs. Loughman now, puttering in the flower garden — or, rather, supervising the puttering of a gardener. That along with automobile rides, constituted her idea of out-of-door country life.

All the same he read with a divided mind — the cloud lowering. Presently he was aware of Benjamin puttering over something at the other end of the room.

Will Payne (1865-1954), Overlook House (1921)

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12 November 2022