Even Ruth could appreciate that--and she was a prejudiced observer, for the sketch was a caricature of herself.
The bludgeoning of fate had not wholly scotched in Ruth a human weakness for sweets, and it was with a distinct effort that she wrapped the box up again and returned it to the sender.
The dialogues that took place on the other side of the screen were often protracted and always sordid, but none had seemed to Ruth so interminable, so hideously sordid, as this one.
He recited the details and Ruth entered them in her ledger.
When Ruth returned home that evening she found her father in the sitting-room, smoking a cigarette.
The fact that he was thinking of it and that Ruth knew that he was thinking of it, and that he knew that Ruth knew, had nothing to do with the case.
The next he had darted across the room, and, before the horrified eyes of Mr Warden, was holding Ruth in his arms.
Mr Vince lowered Ruth gently into a chair and, holding her hand, inspected the fermenting old gentleman gravely.
It was some twenty minutes later that Ruth made a remark.
Critique: An impressive work of seminal scholarship, "Ruth
: From Alienation To Monarchy" is deftly organized into five major sections: The Study of Ruth
: Methodology and Context; Tragedy: Ruth
Chapter One; Sustenance: A Short-Term Solution: Ruth
Chapter Two; Progeny: A Long-Term Solution: Ruth
Chapter Three; Resolution: Ruth