Although this love is unrequited and only expressed in the form of letters that she literally buries, an increasingly self-aware Lucy ultimately experiences a reciprocal loving relationship with her fellow teacher, Paul Emanuel, the "school-autocrat" (224) whose concerted efforts at converting Lucy's "reckless, worldly, and epicurean" Protestant nature into a Roman Catholic nunlike
one of "grace, faith, sacrifice [and] self-abasement" (387) are all for naught.
existence, minutely ordered and closely calculated, offers her such small and meager pleasures as the occasional ride on the public bus that circles the city.
In the villages to which I have been returning these past twenty years, it is now more common to see women--and even young girls--wrapped up in nunlike
habits than insouciantly laboring topless under the burning Sahelian sun.
"This is a special day," an intense man with a black beard said to me as crowds flocked toward the mosque, "because we are here to resist the occupation." Many of the men wore white skullcaps and long white robes, dishdashas, and the women were either scarved and covered or in the full abaya, a black nunlike
last year year when the fastest 18 dogs on trials `qualified' for the Maidens' Derby, this year's field will be judged as a normal open race maiden competition with the Stow racing office selecting the best runners available from all the entries.
shrouding, seen elsewhere as the expressivity of her silently working needle, casts "the sanctity of the human heart" as an effect of the imprint of official culture on the individual.