E. M. Forster: A Life by P.N. Furbank

By P.N. Furbank

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E. M. Forster: A Life

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In a week or two he reported that Henson was 'much happier' for his attentions, and now the other boys were nicer to him too. Henson turned out to be dreadfully ignorant of religion, a complete heathen in fact, and as Morgan in his daydreams was already an experienced missionary, he decided to take Henson's faith in hand. On Good Friday they both had colds and could not go to church, so he thought it a good moment to begin. I asked him if he knew why they went to church. He did not. Then I explained why, and told him about Easter and Ascension Day.

He is a man in Io,ooo,' she told Lily. 'How my dear mother would have liked him! ' Edward and Lily got married in early 1877 and took a house at 6 Melcombe Place, Dorset Square, near Marylebone Station; by December Lily was expecting a child. She and Edward were a lively couple; Monie adored them and was always angling for visits from them. Edward was good-looking, impractical, impatient of interference and with a nice vein of sarcasm. He would tease Monie for her benighted taste and make her buy 'high art' curtains -which, she said, looked like the results of too much country washing.

Obert Whichelo (1851-94), the eldest of the Whichelos. He became a tea-taster but lost touch with his family and was believed by them to have 'gone to the bad'. 1 30 Childhood The Ansell period was an idyllic one for Morgan, and instinctively he clung to his happiness and was unwilling to grow up. He hated the end of The Swiss Family Robinson, in which the children are supposed to be ten years older, and he used to pretend to himself that Emest and the others were magicked back into boys. He had a 'return-to-the-womb' daydream at this period, when he was about ten; he imagined that he had got inside a horse - it was a real horse, named Royalty, belonging to Major Sykes in Weymouth- and that it was wonderfully warm and exciting there.

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