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Monday, June 13, 2016

The Captain's Sculpture, parts 260 - 263


260. Although we might not live to see it, the day will arrive when all the people who groveled in front of those huge empty canvas things will find themselves out of fashion, and embarrassed by their former opinions.


261. After I said all that, surprising even to myself in that situation, I suddenly felt a pang of alarm. I sensed suddenly that I was going to far, and risked the possibility of needlessly hurting my teacher’s feelings.


262. I saw what I thought was a tremor pass across her face as she listened to me wide-eyed, but did I relent?


263. Did I temper my comments; did I offer any qualifying remarks? Not a bit.

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