Dubliners by James Joyce
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Dublin The Sisters
An Encounter
Araby
Eveline
After the Race
Two Gallants
The Boarding House
A Little Cloud
Counterparts
Clay
A Painful Case
Ivy Day in the Committee Room
A Mother
Grace
The Dead

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[The Sisters] [8] darkened blind for I knew that two candles must be set at the head
[The Sisters] [16] to be nearer to it and to look upon its deadly work.
[The Sisters] [27] mind. Tiresome old fool! When we knew him first he used to be
[The Sisters] [37] "Well, so your old friend is gone, you'll be sorry to hear."
[The Sisters] [67] and not be... Am I right, Jack?"
[The Sisters] [216] would make too much noise eating them. She seemed to be
[The Sisters] [231] the breath went out of him. He had a beautiful death, God be
[The Sisters] [253] "Well, Miss Flynn, at any rate it must be a great comfort for you to
[The Sisters] [292] "I know that," said Eliza. "I won't be bringing him in his cup of
[The Sisters] [338] nervous, God be merciful to him!"
[An Encounter] [428] who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.
[An Encounter] [440] what would Father Butler be doing out at the Pigeon House. We
[An Encounter] [459] beginning to be warm and I began to pat it with my hands in time
[An Encounter] [499] reached the quays and as all the labourers seemed to be eating
[An Encounter] [505] being discharged on the opposite quay. Mahony said it would be
[An Encounter] [512] We crossed the Liffey in the ferryboat, paying our toll to be
[An Encounter] [541] visiting the Pigeon House. We had to be home before four o'clock
[An Encounter] [542] lest our adventure should be discovered. Mahony looked
[An Encounter] [555] we used to call a jerry hat with a high crown. He seemed to be
[An Encounter] [567] would be a very hot summer and adding that the seasons had
[An Encounter] [570] days and that he would give anything to be young again. While he
[An Encounter] [608] girls were not so good as they seemed to be if one only knew.
[An Encounter] [636] "In case he asks us for our names," I said "let you be Murphy and I'll
[An Encounter] [637] be Smith."
[An Encounter] [651] boys to be whipped, as he called it; but I remained silent. He began
[An Encounter] [655] ought to be whipped and well whipped. When a boy was rough and
[An Encounter] [666] him; and that would teach him not to be talking to girls. And if a
[Araby] [741] that I could not be seen. When she came out on the doorstep my
[Araby] [781] would be a splendid bazaar, she said she would love to go.
[Araby] [786] wrist. She could not go, she said, because there would be a retreat
[Araby] [845] o'clock and she did not like to be out late as the night air was bad
[Araby] [886] would be closed, I passed in quickly through a turnstile, handing a
[Eveline] [947] new red houses. One time there used to be a field there in which
[Eveline] [984] was a fool, perhaps; and her place would be filled up by
[Eveline] [985] advertisement. Miss Gavan would be glad. She had always had an
[Eveline] [995] be like that. Then she would be married--she, Eveline. People
[Eveline] [996] would treat her with respect then. She would not be treated as her
[Eveline] [1026] night-boat to be his wife and to live with him in Buenos Ayres
[Eveline] [1059] Sometimes he could be very nice. Not long before, when she had
[Eveline] [1089] love, too. But she wanted to live. Why should she be unhappy? She
[Eveline] [1102] If she went, tomorrow she would be on the sea with Frank,
[After the Race] [1146] seemed to be at present well above the level of successful
[After the Race] [1153] Paris) and Riviere was in good humour because he was to be
[After the Race] [1159] too excited to be genuinely happy.
[After the Race] [1168] rich enough to be alluded to in the Dublin newspapers as a
[After the Race] [1169] merchant prince. He had sent his son to England to be educated in
[After the Race] [1217] friendship the mite of Irish money was to be included in the capital
[After the Race] [1220] first suggested the investment; money to be made in the motor
[After the Race] [1310] American's yacht. There was to be supper, music, cards. Villona
[Two Gallants] [1453] always ready to give him the hard word. He was often to be seen
[Two Gallants] [1470] "Well... tell me, Corley, I suppose you'll be able to pull it off all
[Two Gallants] [1541] "Time enough," said Corley. "She'll be there all right. I always let
[Two Gallants] [1561] temper, to be sent to the devil and told that his advice was not
[Two Gallants] [1614] "Corner of Merrion Street. We'll be coming back."
[Two Gallants] [1668] invited him to be bold. He knew that he would have to speak a
[Two Gallants] [1711] intrigues. He would be thirty-one in November. Would he never
[Two Gallants] [1713] thought how pleasant it would be to have a warm fire to sit by and
[Two Gallants] [1719] life, less vanquished in spirit. He might yet be able to settle down
[Two Gallants] [1771] They did not seem to be speaking. An intimation of the result
[The Boarding House] [1838] day long he sat in the bailiff's room, waiting to be put on a job.
[The Boarding House] [1845] house cunningly and firmly, knew when to give credit, when to be
[The Boarding House] [1859] always sure to be on to a good thing-that is to say, a likely horse or
[The Boarding House] [1861] songs. On Sunday nights there would often be a reunion in Mrs.
[The Boarding House] [1875] Mrs. Mooney had first sent her daughter to be a typist in a
[The Boarding House] [1877] come every other day to the office, asking to be allowed to say a
[The Boarding House] [1891] persistent silence could not be misunderstood. There had been no
[The Boarding House] [1896] perturbed. At last, when she judged it to be the right moment, Mrs.
[The Boarding House] [1922] her awkward but also because she did not wish it to be thought that
[The Boarding House] [1936] that youth could not be pleaded as his excuse; nor could ignorance
[The Boarding House] [1937] be his excuse since he was a man who had seen something of the
[The Boarding House] [1942] There must be reparation made in such case. It is all very well for
[The Boarding House] [1945] Some mothers would be content to patch up such an affair for a
[The Boarding House] [1959] him, perhaps, the loss of his job. Whereas if he agreed all might be
[The Boarding House] [1979] would be sure to be talked of and his employer would be certain to
[The Boarding House] [2014] He comforted her feebly, telling her not to cry, that it would be all
[The Boarding House] [2032] If the night was anyway cold or wet or windy there was sure to be
[The Boarding House] [2033] a little tumbler of punch ready for him. Perhaps they could be
[The Boarding House] [2044] reparation must be made for such a sin.
[The Boarding House] [2050] would be all right, never fear. He left her crying on the bed and
[A Little Cloud] [2210] poem to express his idea. Perhaps Gallaher might be able to get it
[A Little Cloud] [2218] mind. He was not so old--thirty-two. His temperament might be
[A Little Cloud] [2219] said to be just at the point of maturity. There were so many
[A Little Cloud] [2226] He would never be popular: he saw that. He could not sway the
[A Little Cloud] [2234] was not more Irish-looking. Perhaps it would be better to insert his
[A Little Cloud] [2247] to be full of people and he felt that the people were observing him
[A Little Cloud] [2254] "Hallo, Tommy, old hero, here you are! What is it to be? What will
[A Little Cloud] [2272] "It pulls you down," be said, "Press life. Always hurry and scurry,
[A Little Cloud] [2280] Little Chandler allowed his whisky to be very much diluted.
[A Little Cloud] [2294] seems to be in a bad way. What's he doing?"
[A Little Cloud] [2302] "I met him one night in London and he seemed to be very flush....
[A Little Cloud] [2415] a story about an English duchess--a story which he knew to be
[A Little Cloud] [2465] back. My wife will be delighted to meet you. We can have a little
[A Little Cloud] [2494] "Is it to be the last?" he said. "Because you know, I have an a.p."
[A Little Cloud] [2552] "If ever it occurs, you may bet your bottom dollar there'll be no
[A Little Cloud] [2562] Germans and Jews, rotten with money, that'd only be too glad....
[A Little Cloud] [2631] furniture still to be paid for. If he could only write a book and get
[A Little Cloud] [2653] tried to hush it: but it would not be hushed. He began to rock it to
[A Little Cloud] [2674] the contracted and quivering face of the child and began to be
[Counterparts] [2744] that contract between Bodley and Kirwan? I told you it must be
[Counterparts] [2758] well be talking to the wall as talking to you. Understand once for
[Counterparts] [2791] which remained to be copied. He took up his pen and dipped it in
[Counterparts] [2793] written: In no case shall the said Bernard Bodley be... The evening
[Counterparts] [2794] was falling and in a few minutes they would be lighting the gas:
[Counterparts] [2853] appearance. Mr. Alleyne was said to be sweet on her or on her
[Counterparts] [2867] the said Bernard Bodley be... and thought how strange it was that
[Counterparts] [2935] what a hornet's nest the office would be for him. He could
[Counterparts] [2940] rest; his life would be a hell to him. He had made a proper fool of
[Counterparts] [2954] soon it would be too late for getting money anywhere. Suddenly,
[Counterparts] [3094] more and then we'll be off."
[Counterparts] [3107] longed to be back again in the hot reeking public-house. He had
[Clay] [3189] be handed round at tea. Maria had cut them herself.
[Clay] [3205] The women would have their tea at six o'clock and she would be
[Clay] [3208] and twenty minutes to buy the things. She would be there before
[Clay] [3278] to be independent and to have your own money in your pocket.
[Clay] [3282] they were boys together they used to be the best of friends: but
[Clay] [3291] They would be sure to have plenty of apples and nuts. It was hard
[Clay] [3333] mamma, something they would be sure to like, and she began to
[Clay] [3338] looked as if they did not like to eat cakes if they were to be
[Clay] [3411] children be quiet and listen to Maria's song. Then she played the
[A Painful Case] [3514] beside her was her daughter he judged her to be a year or so
[A Painful Case] [3563] social revolution, he told her, would be likely to strike Dublin for
[A Painful Case] [3593] interview to be troubled by the influence of their ruined
[A Painful Case] [3611] between man and man is impossible because there must not be
[A Painful Case] [3613] impossible because there must be sexual intercourse. He kept away
[A Painful Case] [3701] ago when his wife began to be rather intemperate in her habits.
[A Painful Case] [3732] to be filled by the barman. Just God, what an end! Evidently she
[A Painful Case] [3770] life would be lonely too until he, too, died, ceased to exist, became
[A Painful Case] [3776] they had walked four years before. She seemed to be near him in
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [3830] "Did Mr. Tierney say when he'd be back?" he asked in a sky
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [3881] "To be sure it is," said the old man. "And little thanks you get for
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [3952] Hasn't the working-man as good a right to be in the Corporation as
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [3963] "Of course, the working-classes should be represented," said the
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [3997] "Musha, God be with them times!" said the old man. "There was
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4027] going to vote.' But I think he'll be all right."
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4032] mentioned Father Burke's name. I think it'll be all right."
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4037] "For the love of God, Jack, bring us a bit of coal. There must be
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4044] going on properly I won't forget you, you may be sure.' Mean little
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4045] tinker! 'Usha, how could he be anything else?"
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4077] "It'll be all right when King Eddie comes," he said. "Well boys, I'm
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4230] little matter I was speaking to you about....' 'That'll be all right, Mr.
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4239] must owe the City Fathers money nowadays if you want to be
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4356] whose blue serge clothes seemed to be in danger of falling from
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4452] "Let bygones be bygones," said Mr. Henchy. "I admire the man
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4523] off his hat, laid it on the table and stood up. He seemed to be
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4544] The Irish heart where'er it be
[A Mother] [4644] When the Irish Revival began to be appreciable Mrs. Kearney
[A Mother] [4655] Irish. Soon the name of Miss Kathleen Kearney began to be heard
[A Mother] [4660] to her and proposed that her daughter should be the accompanist at
[A Mother] [4684] "Don't be afraid! Don t be afraid of it! "
[A Mother] [4691] friends who could not be trusted to come otherwise. She forgot
[A Mother] [4692] nothing, and, thanks to her, everything that was to be done was
[A Mother] [4695] The concerts were to be on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and
[A Mother] [4716] the hall began to express their desire to be entertained. Mr.
[A Mother] [4755] learned that the Friday concert was to be abandoned and that the
[A Mother] [4765] Mr. Holohan seemed to be in a hurry; he advised her to speak to
[A Mother] [4766] Mr. Fitzpatrick. Mrs. Kearney was now beginning to be alarmed.
[A Mother] [4779] But she knew that it would not be ladylike to do that: so she was
[A Mother] [4786] evening. Mrs. Kearney was somewhat reassured, but be thought
[A Mother] [4788] carefully and said that perhaps it would be better if he went with
[A Mother] [4879] them amiably. She wanted to be on good terms with them but,
[A Mother] [4880] while she strove to be polite, her eyes followed Mr. Holohan in his
[A Mother] [4887] asked him when was her daughter going to be paid. Mr. Holohan
[A Mother] [4890] signed a contract for eight guineas and she would have to be paid.
[A Mother] [5022] He had been paid his money and wished to be at peace with men.
[A Mother] [5025] as to what should be done when the interval came.
[A Mother] [5040] her rights: she wouldn't be fooled. If they didn't pay her to the last
[A Mother] [5051] guineas would be paid after the committee meeting on the
[A Mother] [5073] be paid I can't get a civil answer."
[Grace] [5159] on the floor, as if he feared to be the victim some delusion. Then
[Grace] [5320] his, not like some of the others he does be with. They're all right so
[Grace] [5569] "How could they be anything else, Tom?" he said.
[Grace] [5641] "We can meet in M'Auley's," said Mr. M'Coy. "That'll be the most
[Grace] [5644] "But we mustn't be late," said Mr. Power earnestly, "because it is
[Grace] [5645] sure to be crammed to the doors."
[Grace] [5651] "Half-seven at M'Auley's be it!"
[Grace] [5654] would be taken into his friends' confidence. Then he asked:
[Grace] [5717] Order. Every other order of the Church had to be reformed at some
[Grace] [5750] Kernan seemed to be weighing something in his mind. He was
[Grace] [5757] "He won't be too hard on us, Tom," said Mr. Power persuasively.
[Grace] [5814] be crowds of Protestants in the chapel where Father Tom was
[Grace] [5933] Mr. Kernan seemed to be troubled in mind. He made an effort to
[Grace] [6025] He turned towards his wife to be confirmed.
[Grace] [6058] Mrs. Kernan thought it would be wiser to conceal her satisfaction.
[Grace] [6151] with a white surplice, was observed to be struggling into the pulpit.
[Grace] [6202] hearers. And that was: to be straight and manly with God. If their
[Grace] [6208] the truth, to be frank and say like a man:
[The Dead] [6256] Of course, they had good reason to be fussy on such a night. And
[The Dead] [6263] what could be keeping Gabriel: and that was what brought them
[The Dead] [6280] them kissed Gabriel's wife, said she must be perished alive, and
[The Dead] [6315] "O, then," said Gabriel gaily, "I suppose we'll be going to your
[The Dead] [6363] Robert Browning, for he feared they would be above the heads of
[The Dead] [6365] Shakespeare or from the Melodies would be better. The indelicate
[The Dead] [6402] "Quite right, Gabriel, quite right," she said. "You can't be too
[The Dead] [6423] to put them on, but I wouldn't. The next thing he'll buy me will be
[The Dead] [6455] "To be sure," said Aunt Kate, "by far the best thing to do. And the
[The Dead] [6461] "To be sure," said Aunt Kate again. "What a comfort it is to have a
[The Dead] [6593] In fact right behind her Gabriel could be seen piloting Freddy
[The Dead] [6685] He knew that Mary Jane must be near the end of her piece for she
[The Dead] [6720] "Why should I be ashamed of myself?" asked Gabriel, blinking his
[The Dead] [6756] this summer? We're going to stay there a whole month. It will be
[The Dead] [6758] coming, and Mr. Kilkelly and Kathleen Kearney. It would be
[The Dead] [6895] must be outside! How pleasant it would be to walk out alone, first
[The Dead] [6896] along by the river and then through the park! The snow would be
[The Dead] [6899] would be there than at the supper-table!
[The Dead] [6908] to think that she would be at the supper-table, looking up at him
[The Dead] [6910] not be sorry to see him fail in his speech. An idea came into his
[The Dead] [6975] simply thrown away in that choir. But she never would be said by
[The Dead] [6982] "No," continued Aunt Kate, "she wouldn't be said or led by anyone,
[The Dead] [7066] departure. But she did not seem to be in ill humour: she had gone
[The Dead] [7167] "Because," Freddy Malins explained, "now I'd be curious to hear
[The Dead] [7183] something like singing to be heard in Dublin. He told too of how
[The Dead] [7184] the top gallery of the old Royal used to be packed night after night,
[The Dead] [7280] the table during which Mrs. Malins could be heard saying to her
[The Dead] [7290] allowed his glass to be filled. Gradually as the last glasses were
[The Dead] [7320] "But, however that may be, I can only ask you tonight to take the
[The Dead] [7340] perhaps, that with us it is rather a failing than anything to be
[The Dead] [7342] failing, and one that I trust will long be cultivated among us. Of
[The Dead] [7366] spacious age. Those days might, without exaggeration, be called
[The Dead] [7406] task would be an invidious one and one beyond my poor powers.
[The Dead] [7407] For when I view them in turn, whether it be our chief hostess
[The Dead] [7409] byword with all who know her, or her sister, who seems to be
[The Dead] [7522] "The never-to-be-forgotten Johnny," said Mary Jane, laughing.
[The Dead] [7649] and the piano could be heard more clearly. Gabriel held up his
[The Dead] [7650] hand for them to be silent. The song seemed to be in the old Irish
[The Dead] [7712] him advice and said it was a great pity and urged him to be very
[The Dead] [7761] houses and the river; and the sky seemed to be descending. It was
[The Dead] [7779] then to be alone with her. Moments of their secret life together
[The Dead] [7806] dull and cold? Is it because there is no word tender enough to be
[The Dead] [7810] were borne towards him from the past. He longed to be alone with
[The Dead] [7812] room in the hotel, then they would be alone together. He would
[The Dead] [7817] Perhaps she would not hear at once: she would be undressing.
[The Dead] [7880] hour they were to be called in the morning.
[The Dead] [7939] come to him of her own accord! To take her as she was would be
[The Dead] [7941] be master of her strange mood.
[The Dead] [8079] would be to try to lead her whither he had purposed, caressed one
[The Dead] [8099] and wouldn't be let out, and his people in Oughterard were written
[The Dead] [8114] come up to the convent he was much worse and I wouldn't be let
[The Dead] [8116] would be back in the summer, and hoping he would be better
[The Dead] [8175] Julia! She, too, would soon be a shade with the shade of Patrick
[The Dead] [8178] Soon, perhaps, he would be sitting in that same drawing-room,
[The Dead] [8179] dressed in black, his silk hat on his knees. The blinds would be
[The Dead] [8180] drawn down and Aunt Kate would be sitting beside him, crying
[The Dead] [8196] be love. The tears gathered more thickly in his eyes and in the