Dubliners by James Joyce

Dublin The Sisters
An Encounter
After the Race
Two Gallants
The Boarding House
A Little Cloud
A Painful Case
Ivy Day in the Committee Room
A Mother
The Dead

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[The Sisters] [10] world," and I had thought his words idle. Now I knew they were
[The Sisters] [50] "The youngster and he were great friends. The old chap taught him
[The Sisters] [56] black eyes were examining me but I would not satisfy him by
[The Sisters] [99] wondered why it smiled continually and why the lips were so
[The Sisters] [110] were up. A crape bouquet was tied to the doorknocker with ribbon.
[The Sisters] [111] Two poor women and a telegram boy were reading the card pinned
[The Sisters] [150] circumstances or whether such and such sins were mortal or venial
[The Sisters] [152] mysterious were certain institutions of the Church which I had
[The Sisters] [175] some land where the customs were strange--in Persia, I thought....
[The Sisters] [197] hooked at the back and how the heels of her cloth boots were
[The Sisters] [254] know that you did all you could for him. You were both very kind
[The Sisters] [296] She stopped, as if she were communing with the past and then said
[The Sisters] [308] again where we were all born down in Irishtown and take me and
[An Encounter] [378] house. But he played too fiercely for us who were younger and
[An Encounter] [389] influence, differences of culture and constitution were waived. We
[An Encounter] [392] Indians who were afraid to seem studious or lacking in robustness,
[An Encounter] [394] West were remote from my nature but, at least, they opened doors
[An Encounter] [396] were traversed from time to time by unkempt fierce and beautiful
[An Encounter] [398] their intention was sometimes literary they were circulated secretly
[An Encounter] [416] stuff. I could understand it if you were ... National School boys.
[An Encounter] [430] The summer holidays were near at hand when I made up my mind
[An Encounter] [433] miching. Each of us saved up sixpence. We were to meet at ten in
[An Encounter] [441] were reassured: and I brought the first stage of the plot to an end
[An Encounter] [443] showing them my own sixpence. When we were making the last
[An Encounter] [444] arrangements on the eve we were all vaguely excited. We shook
[An Encounter] [457] mall were gay with little light green leaves and the sunlight slanted
[An Encounter] [464] clambered up beside me on the bridge. While we were waiting he
[An Encounter] [482] began to play the Indian as soon as we were out of public sight. He
[An Encounter] [486] boys were too small and so we walked on, the ragged troop
[An Encounter] [487] screaming after us: "Swaddlers! Swaddlers!" thinking that we were
[An Encounter] [514] bag. We were serious to the point of solemnity, but once during the
[An Encounter] [521] confused notion.... The sailors' eyes were blue and grey and even
[An Encounter] [528] When we were tired of this sight we wandered slowly into
[An Encounter] [540] It was too late and we were too tired to carry out our project of
[An Encounter] [583] said, "there were some of Lord Lytton's works which boys couldn't
[An Encounter] [607] nice soft hair they had and how soft their hands were and how all
[An Encounter] [608] girls were not so good as they seemed to be if one only knew.
[An Encounter] [614] orbit. At times he spoke as if he were simply alluding to some fact
[An Encounter] [616] mysteriously as if he were telling us something secret which he did
[An Encounter] [650] was going to reply indignantly that we were not National School
[An Encounter] [654] round its new centre. He said that when boys were that kind they
[An Encounter] [670] He described to me how he would whip such a boy as if he were
[Araby] [706] paper-covered books, the pages of which were curled and damp:
[Araby] [708] Memoirs of Vidocq. I liked the last best because its leaves were
[Araby] [760] myself did not understand. My eyes were often full of tears (I
[Araby] [765] was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers
[Araby] [787] that week in her convent. Her brother and two other boys were
[Araby] [804] were called to me through the silence in which my soul luxuriated
[Araby] [888] girdled at half its height by a gallery. Nearly all the stalls were
[Araby] [891] walked into the centre of the bazaar timidly. A few people were
[Araby] [892] gathered about the stalls which were still open. Before a curtain,
[Araby] [893] over which the words Cafe Chantant were written in coloured
[Araby] [894] lamps, two men were counting money on a salver. I listened to the
[Eveline] [959] her brothers and sisters were all grown up her mother was dead.
[Eveline] [986] edge on her, especially whenever there were people listening.
[Eveline] [999] it was that that had given her the palpitations. When they were
[Eveline] [1036] People knew that they were courting and, when he sang about the
[After the Race] [1139] The French, moreover, were virtual victors. Their team had
[After the Race] [1147] Gallicism: in fact, these four young men were almost hilarious.
[After the Race] [1148] They were Charles Segouin, the owner of the car; Andre Riviere, a
[After the Race] [1155] (who were cousins) were also in good humour because of the
[After the Race] [1177] Cambridge that he had met Segouin. They were not much more
[After the Race] [1197] the possession of money. These were three good reasons for
[After the Race] [1235] friend, who was staying with him, were to go home to dress. The
[After the Race] [1293] very well what the talk was about. Villona and Riviere were the
[After the Race] [1294] noisiest, but all the men were excited. They got up on a car,
[After the Race] [1298] as it seemed to Jimmy, they were walking out of Kingstown
[After the Race] [1327] jovial fellows! What good company they were!
[After the Race] [1337] and the other men had to calculate his I.O.U.'s for him. They were
[After the Race] [1348] The cabin shook with the young men's cheering and the cards were
[After the Race] [1350] Farley and Jimmy were the heaviest losers.
[Two Gallants] [1449] another. He always stared straight before him as if he were on
[Two Gallants] [1563] smooth again. His thoughts were running another way.
[Two Gallants] [1640] were blunt. She had broad nostrils, a straggling mouth which lay
[Two Gallants] [1669] great deal, to invent and to amuse and his brain and throat were
[Two Gallants] [1676] over which the words Refreshment Bar were printed in white
[Two Gallants] [1677] letters. On the glass of the window were two flying inscriptions:
[Two Gallants] [1716] were worth: he knew the girls too. Experience had embittered his
[Two Gallants] [1769] in their walk. They were walking quickly, the young woman taking
[Two Gallants] [1808] were composed in stern calm. Lenehan kept up with his friend,
[The Boarding House] [1837] pencilled above his little eyes, which were veined and raw; and all
[The Boarding House] [1852] common tastes and occupations and for this reason they were very
[The Boarding House] [1872] small full mouth. Her eyes, which were grey with a shade of green
[The Boarding House] [1883] shrewd judge, knew that the young men were only passing the time
[The Boarding House] [1902] house were open and the lace curtains ballooned gently towards
[The Boarding House] [1916] before with Polly. Things were as she had suspected: she had been
[The Boarding House] [2088] future. Her hopes and visions were so intricate that she no longer
[A Little Cloud] [2117] gave one the idea of being a little man. His hands were white and
[A Little Cloud] [2119] were refined. He took the greatest care of his fair silken hair and
[A Little Cloud] [2121] half-moons of his nails were perfect and when he smiled you
[A Little Cloud] [2166] many wraps. Their faces were powdered and they caught up their
[A Little Cloud] [2219] said to be just at the point of maturity. There were so many
[A Little Cloud] [2247] to be full of people and he felt that the people were observing him
[A Little Cloud] [2265] which were of bluish slate-colour, relieved his unhealthy pallor
[A Little Cloud] [2360] from Ireland they were ready to eat me, man."
[A Little Cloud] [2399] cigars and puffed at them in silence until their drinks were served.
[A Little Cloud] [2414] were fashionable in high society and ended by telling, with details,
[A Little Cloud] [2615] answered coldly. Certainly they were pretty and the face itself was
[A Little Cloud] [2648] melancholy of his soul in verse? There were so many things he
[Counterparts] [2726] whites of them were dirty. He lifted up the counter and, passing by
[Counterparts] [2830] severely. "Where were you?"
[Counterparts] [2832] The man glanced at the two clients who were standing at the
[Counterparts] [2834] answering. As the clients were both male the chief clerk allowed
[Counterparts] [2849] discover that the last two letters were missing.
[Counterparts] [2890] twice before he answered. Mr. Alleyne and Miss Delacour were
[Counterparts] [2893] Alleyne began a tirade of abuse, saying that two letters were
[Counterparts] [2965] his thumb and fingers. In Westmoreland Street the footpaths were
[Counterparts] [2991] Just as they were naming their poisons who should come in but
[Counterparts] [3031] small hot specials all round. They were all beginning to feel
[Counterparts] [3034] of bitter this time. Funds were getting low but they had enough to
[Counterparts] [3037] Weathers saluted them and told the company that they were out of
[Counterparts] [3056] When Paddy Leonard called him he found that they were talking
[Counterparts] [3061] company. The two arms were examined and compared and finally
[Clay] [3186] of the side-tables were four very big barmbracks. These
[Clay] [3188] that they had been cut into long thick even slices and were ready to
[Clay] [3213] were two half-crowns and some coppers. She would have five
[Clay] [3229] such a bad opinion of Protestants but now she thought they were
[Clay] [3273] When she got outside the streets were shining with rain and she
[Clay] [3281] Joe were not speaking. They were always falling out now but when
[Clay] [3282] they were boys together they used to be the best of friends: but
[Clay] [3314] while they were young. Maria agreed with him and favoured him
[Clay] [3324] children had their Sunday dresses on. There were two big girls in
[Clay] [3325] from next door and games were going on. Maria gave the bag of
[Clay] [3338] looked as if they did not like to eat cakes if they were to be
[Clay] [3383] to see what she would get; and, while they were putting on the
[Clay] [3400] children and Joe made Maria take a glass of wine. Soon they were
[Clay] [3405] were all very good to her.
[A Painful Case] [3443] uncarpeted room were free from pictures. He had himself bought
[A Painful Case] [3452] wooden shelves were arranged from below upwards according to
[A Painful Case] [3456] were always on the desk. In the desk lay a manuscript translation
[A Painful Case] [3458] were written in purple ink, and a little sheaf of papers held
[A Painful Case] [3489] evenings were spent either before his landlady's piano or roaming
[A Painful Case] [3491] brought him sometimes to an opera or a concert: these were the
[A Painful Case] [3517] features. The eyes were very dark blue and steady. Their gaze
[A Painful Case] [3538] underhand ways and, finding that they were compelled to meet
[A Painful Case] [3559] workmen's discussions, he said, were too timorous; the interest
[A Painful Case] [3561] were hard-featured realists and that they resented an exactitude
[A Painful Case] [3682] the head had been injured in the fall. The injuries were not
[A Painful Case] [3694] he did not think the railway officials were to blame.
[A Painful Case] [3750] There were five or six workingmen in the shop discussing the
[A Painful Case] [3791] prostrate creatures down by the wall were watching him and
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [3921] cheerful colour. The walls of the room were bare except for a copy
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [3923] on which papers were heaped.
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4031] "He asked me who the nominators were; and I told him. I
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4060] men used to go in on Sunday morning before the houses were open
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4145] the doorway. His black clothes were tightly buttoned on his short
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4160] were addressing a child.
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4514] they were alluding, but, after reflecting a while, he said:
[A Mother] [4613] manners were much admired. She sat amid the chilly circle of her
[A Mother] [4615] a brilliant life. But the young men whom she met were ordinary
[A Mother] [4651] were all friends of the Kearneys--musical friends or Nationalist
[A Mother] [4695] The concerts were to be on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and
[A Mother] [4735] Mr. Holohan admitted that the artistes were no good but the
[A Mother] [4749] audience behaved indecorously, as if the concert were an informal
[A Mother] [4782] Little boys were sent out into the principal streets of Dublin early
[A Mother] [4822] The artistes were arriving. The bass and the second tenor had
[A Mother] [4853] of the screen to view the house. The seats were being filled up
[A Mother] [4875] They were both well dressed, stout and complacent and they
[A Mother] [4904] When she came back to the dressing-room her cheeks were slightly
[A Mother] [4906] taken possession of the fireplace and were chatting familiarly with
[A Mother] [4907] Miss Healy and the baritone. They were the Freeman man and Mr.
[A Mother] [4911] were to leave the report for him at the Freeman office and he
[A Mother] [4923] and fragrance and wilful glances were his tribute. When he could
[A Mother] [4955] Mr. Bell's nerves were greatly agitated because he was afraid the
[A Mother] [4960] Kearney and spoke with her earnestly. While they were speaking
[A Mother] [4990] panting. The clapping and stamping in the hall were punctuated by
[A Mother] [5016] corner were Mr. Holohan, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Miss Beirne, two of the
[A Mother] [5030] In another corner of the room were Mrs. Kearney and he: husband,
[A Mother] [5080] "I thought you were a lady," said Mr. Holohan, walking away from
[Grace] [5116] TWO GENTLEMEN who were in the lavatory at the time tried to
[Grace] [5119] him over. His hat had rolled a few yards away and his clothes were
[Grace] [5121] face downwards. His eyes were closed and he breathed with a
[Grace] [5192] The man said they were to get a cab for him. While the point was
[Grace] [5267] lower teeth and gums were covered with clotted blood and a
[Grace] [5287] window stood four or five china bowls which were usually half
[Grace] [5298] debts were a byword in his circle; he was a debonair young man.
[Grace] [5303] they went to school and what book they were in. The children--
[Grace] [5333] "We were waiting for him to come home with the money. He
[Grace] [5376] sons were launched. One was in a draper's shop in Glasgow and
[Grace] [5377] the other was clerk to a tea- merchant in Belfast. They were good
[Grace] [5379] children were still at school.
[Grace] [5385] breakfast. There were worse husbands. He had never been violent
[Grace] [5436] it could do no harm. Her beliefs were not extravagant. She
[Grace] [5492] "Who were you with?" asked Mr. Cunningham.
[Grace] [5503] When Mr. Cunningham made that remark, people were silent. It
[Grace] [5526] Mr. Harford's manners in drinking were silent. Mr. Power said
[Grace] [5543] "It happened that you were peloothered, Tom," said Mr.
[Grace] [5697] to his mind, but, understanding that some spiritual agencies were
[Grace] [5794] his discourse now. Crofton and I were in the back of the... pit, you
[Grace] [5861] Mr. Power again officiated. Glasses were rinsed and five small
[Grace] [5862] measures of whisky were poured out. This new influence
[Grace] [5943] "O, of course, there were some bad lots... But the astonishing thing
[Grace] [5964] "What's that you were saying, Tom?" asked Mr. M'Coy.
[Grace] [5974] bishops there were two men who held out against it while the
[Grace] [5975] others were all for it. The whole conclave except these two was
[Grace] [5980] "And they were a German cardinal by the name of Dolling... or
[Grace] [5999] "There they were at it, all the cardinals and bishops and
[Grace] [6117] were all well dressed and orderly. The light of the lamps of the
[Grace] [6181] every cranny of our human nature, understood that all men were
[Grace] [6182] not called to the religious life, that by far the vast majority were
[Grace] [6186] worshippers of Mammon who were of all men the least solicitous
[Grace] [6207] But if, as might happen, there were some discrepancies, to admit
[The Dead] [6224] were there, gossiping and laughing and fussing, walking after each
[The Dead] [6231] pupils that were grown up enough, and even some of Mary Jane's
[The Dead] [6244] the Kingstown and Dalkey line. Old as they were, her aunts also
[The Dead] [6253] her three mistresses. They were fussy, that was all. But the only
[The Dead] [6258] Gabriel and his wife. Besides they were dreadfully afraid that
[The Dead] [6268] for him, "Miss Kate and Miss Julia thought you were never
[The Dead] [6376] dressing-room. His aunts were two small, plainly dressed old
[The Dead] [6406] snow if she were let."
[The Dead] [6429] mirthless eyes were directed towards her nephew's face. After a
[The Dead] [6444] Gabriel knitted his brows and said, as if he were slightly angered:
[The Dead] [6512] end to end, and on these Aunt Julia and the caretaker were
[The Dead] [6513] straightening and smoothing a large cloth. On the sideboard were
[The Dead] [6517] corner two young men were standing, drinking hop-bitters.
[The Dead] [6550] were more appreciative.
[The Dead] [6615] Gabriel's brows were dark but he raised them quickly and
[The Dead] [6654] only persons who seemed to follow the music were Mary Jane
[The Dead] [6696] Lancers were arranged. Gabriel found himself partnered with Miss
[The Dead] [6724] write for a paper like that. I didn't think you were a West Briton."
[The Dead] [6729] a West Briton surely. The books he received for review were
[The Dead] [6737] politics. But they were friends of many years' standing and their
[The Dead] [6749] When they were together again she spoke of the University
[The Dead] [6824] When the lancers were over Gabriel went away to a remote corner
[The Dead] [6854] "Were you dancing?" asked Gabriel.
[The Dead] [6880] Gabriel what beautiful places there were in Scotland and beautiful
[The Dead] [6893] and were conversing quietly in little groups. Gabriel's warm
[The Dead] [6918] were only two ignorant old women?
[The Dead] [6954] extended his open hand towards her and said to those who were
[The Dead] [7012] were in Julia's place I'd tell that Father Healey straight up to his
[The Dead] [7096] were three squads of bottles of stout and ale and minerals, drawn
[The Dead] [7132] her supper but Aunt Kate and Aunt Julia were still toddling round
[The Dead] [7182] Aramburo. Those were the days, he said, when there was
[The Dead] [7195] singers today as there were then."
[The Dead] [7229] the table. Midway down they were held up by Mary Jane, who
[The Dead] [7246] there, how hospitable the monks were and how they never asked
[The Dead] [7250] a chap can go down there and put up there as if it were a hotel and
[The Dead] [7270] best he could, that the monks were trying to make up for the sins
[The Dead] [7286] chocolates and sweets were now passed about the table and Aunt
[The Dead] [7290] allowed his glass to be filled. Gradually as the last glasses were
[The Dead] [7303] the drawing-room door. People, perhaps, were standing in the
[The Dead] [7306] lay the park where the trees were weighted with snow. The
[The Dead] [7365] it seemed to me, I must confess, that we were living in a less
[The Dead] [7380] were we to brood upon them always we could not find the heart to
[The Dead] [7461] The piercing morning air came into the hall where they were
[The Dead] [7634] and mystery in her attitude as if she were a symbol of something.
[The Dead] [7636] shadow, listening to distant music, a symbol of. If he were a
[The Dead] [7640] would call the picture if he were a painter.
[The Dead] [7673] them. A few steps behind her were Mr. Bartell D'Arcy and Miss
[The Dead] [7677] break off like that when we were all in raptures listening to you."
[The Dead] [7719] colour on her cheeks and that her eyes were shining. A sudden tide
[The Dead] [7722] "Mr. D'Arcy," she said, "what is the name of that song you were
[The Dead] [7731] "It's a very nice air," said Mary Jane. "I'm sorry you were not in
[The Dead] [7737] Seeing that all were ready to start she shepherded them to the door,
[The Dead] [7764] lamps were still burning redly in the murky air and, across the
[The Dead] [7771] but Gabriel's eyes were still bright with happiness. The blood went
[The Dead] [7782] Birds were twittering in the ivy and the sunny web of the curtain
[The Dead] [7784] They were standing on the crowded platform and he was placing a
[The Dead] [7810] were borne towards him from the past. He longed to be alone with
[The Dead] [7811] her. When the others had gone away, when he and she were in the
[The Dead] [7870] arms about her hips and held her still, for his arms were trembling
[The Dead] [7880] hour they were to be called in the morning.
[The Dead] [8016] "Someone you were in love with?" he asked ironically.
[The Dead] [8073] "I suppose you were in love with this Michael Furey, Gretta," he
[The Dead] [8099] and wouldn't be let out, and his people in Oughterard were written
[The Dead] [8188] One by one, they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into
[The Dead] [8198] standing under a dripping tree. Other forms were near. His soul
[The Dead] [8209] newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was