Part: II


Episode 4: Calypso


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1
1 Mr Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and
2
2 fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart,
3 ⧼liver
3 slices⧽
liver
3 slices
liverslices fried with crustcrumbs, fried ⸢2[cods']cods' hencods' hencods' 2⸣ [cods']cods' hencods' hencods' roes. Most
4 of all he liked
4 grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of
5 faintly scented
5 urine.


6
6Kidneys were in his mind as he moved about the kitchen softly,
7
7 righting her breakfast things on the humpy tray. Gelid light and air were in
8
8 the kitchen but out of doors gentle summer morning everywhere. Made him
9
9 feel a bit peckish.


10
10The coals were reddening.


11
11Another slice of bread and butter: three, four: right. She didn't like
12
12 her plate full. Right. He turned from the tray, lifted the kettle off the hob
13
13 and set it sideways on the fire. It sat there, dull and squat, its spout stuck
14
14 out. Cup of tea soon. Good. Mouth dry.⸢DCup of tea soon. Good. Mouth dry.D⸣


15
15The cat walked stiffly round a leg of the table with tail on high.


16
16Mkgnao!


17
17O, there you are, Mr Bloom said, turning from the fire.


18
18The cat mewed in answer and stalked again stiffly round a leg of the
19
19 table, mewing. Just how she stalks over my writingtable. Prr. Scratch my
20
20head. Prr.
⸢2Just how she stalks over my writingtable. Prr. Scratch my
20
20head. Prr.2⸣

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21
21 Mr Bloom watched curiously, kindly the lithe black form. Clean
22 to
22 see: the gloss of her sleek hide, the white button under the butt of her tail,
23
23 the green flashing eyes. He bent down to her, his hands on his knees.


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24Milk for the pussens, he said.


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25Mrkgnao! the cat cried.


26
26They call them stupid. They understand what we say better than we
27
27 understand them. She understands all she wants to. Vindictive too. Cruel.
28
28 Her nature. Curious mice never squeal. Seem to like it.
Cruel.
28
28 Her nature. Curious mice never squeal. Seem to like it.
Wonder what I
29look
29like to her. Height of a tower? No, she can jump me.
⸢2Vindictive too. Cruel.
28
28 Her nature. Curious mice never squeal. Seem to like it.
Cruel.
28
28 Her nature. Curious mice never squeal. Seem to like it.
Wonder what I
29look
29like to her. Height of a tower? No, she can jump me.2⸣


30
1Afraid of the chickens she is, he said ⧼in⧽in mockingly. Afraid of the
31
2 chookchooks. I never saw such a stupid pussens as the pussens.


32
3Mrkrgnao! the cat said loudly.


33
4She blinked up out of her avid shameclosing⸢2shameclosing2⸣ eyes, mewing
5 plaintively
34 and long, showing him her milkwhite teeth. He watched the dark
6eyeslits
35narrowing with greed till her eyes were green stones. Then he went
7 to the
36 dresser, took the jug Hanlon's milkman had just filled for him,⸢2took the jug Hanlon's milkman had just filled for him,2⸣
8 poured
37 warmbubbled⸢2warmbubbled2⸣ milk on a saucer and set it [2for her]for her slowly on the
9floor.


38
10Gurrhr! she cried, running to lap.


39
11He watched the bristles shining wirily in the weak ⸢D[light.]light. light as
12she tipped
40three times and licked lightly.
light as
12she tipped
40three times and licked lightly.
D⸣
[light.]light. light as
12she tipped
40three times and licked lightly.
light as
12she tipped
40three times and licked lightly.
Wonder is it true if you clip them
13 they can't
41 mouse after. Why? They shine in the dark, perhaps, the tips. Or
14 kind of
42 feelers in the dark, perhaps.


43
15He listened to her licking lap. Ham and eggs, no. No good eggs with
44
16this drouth. Want pure fresh water.
⸢2Ham and eggs, no. No good eggs with
44
16this drouth. Want pure fresh water.2⸣
Thursday: not a⸢3not a3⸣ good day either⸢3either3⸣
17 for a
45 mutton kidney at Buckley's. Fried with butter, a shake of pepper. ⸢3[Or better]Or better
18 Better

18 Better
3⸣
[Or better]Or better
18 Better

18 Better
a
46 pork kidney at Dlugacz's. While the kettle is boiling.
19 She lapped slower,
47 then licking the saucer clean. Why are their tongues so
20 rough? To lap
48 better, all porous holes. Nothing she can eat? He glanced
21 round him. No.

⸢D[He]He
49
22 On quietly creaky boots he

49
22 On quietly creaky boots he
D⸣
[He]He
49
22 On quietly creaky boots he

49
22 On quietly creaky boots he
went up the staircase to the hall,
23 paused
50 by the bedroom door. She might like something tasty. Thin bread
24 and
51 butter she likes in the morning. Still perhaps: once in a way.


52
25He said softly in the bare hall:


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26I'm going round the corner. Be back in a minute.


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27And when he had heard his voice say it he added:


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28You don't want anything for breakfast?


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29A sleepy soft grunt answered:


57
30Mn.


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31No. She didn't want anything. He heard then a warm heavy sigh,
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32 softer, as she turned over and the loose brass quoits of the bedstead jingled.
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33 Must get those settled really. Pity. All the way from Gibraltar. Forgotten
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34any little Spanish she knew.
⸢2Forgotten
61
34any little Spanish she knew.2⸣
Wonder what her father gave for it. Old style.
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35 Ah yes⧼,⧽,! of course. Bought it at the governor's auction. Got a short knock.
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36 Hard as nails at a bargain, old Tweedy. Yes, sir. At Plevna that was. At Plevna that was. At Plevna that was. At Plevna that was. I
1 rose
64 from the ranks, sir, and I'm proud of it. Still he had brains enough to
2 make
65 that corner in stamps. Now that was farseeing.


66
3His hand took his hat from the ⸢2[peg.]peg. peg over his initialled heavy
4overcoat
67and his lost property office secondhand waterproof.
peg over his initialled heavy
4overcoat
67and his lost property office secondhand waterproof.
2⸣
[peg.]peg. peg over his initialled heavy
4overcoat
67and his lost property office secondhand waterproof.
peg over his initialled heavy
4overcoat
67and his lost property office secondhand waterproof.
Stamps:
5 stickyback
68 pictures. Daresay lots of officers are in the swim too. Course
6 they do. The
69 sweated legend in the crown of his hat told him mutely:
7 Plasto's high grade
70 ha. He peeped quickly inside the leather headband.
8 White slip of paper.
71 Quite safe.


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9On the doorstep he felt in his hip pocket for the latchkey. Not there.
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10 In the trousers I left off. Must get it. Potato I have.⸢2Must get it. Potato I have.2⸣ Creaky wardrobe. No
74
11 use disturbing her. She turned over sleepily that time. He pulled the
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12 halldoor to after him very quietly, more, till the footleaf 🕮 dropped gently
13 over
76the threshold, a limp lid. Looked shut. All right till I come back
14 anyhow.


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15He crossed to the bright ⸢2[side.]side. side, avoiding the loose cellarflap of
16number
78seventyfive.
side, avoiding the loose cellarflap of
16number
78seventyfive.
2⸣
[side.]side. side, avoiding the loose cellarflap of
16number
78seventyfive.
side, avoiding the loose cellarflap of
16number
78seventyfive.
The sun was nearing the steeple of George's church.
17 Be a warm
79 day I fancy. Specially in these black clothes feel it more. Black
18 conducts,
80reflects, (refracts is it?), the heat. But I couldn't go in that light
19suit. Make a
81picnic of it.
⸢4But I couldn't go in that light
19suit. Make a
81picnic of it.4⸣
His eyelids sank quietly often as he walked in
20happy warmth.
82 Boland's breadvan delivering with trays our daily but she
21prefers
83yesterday's loaves turnovers crisp crowns hot.
⸢(D) Boland's breadvan delivering with trays our daily but she
21prefers
83yesterday's loaves turnovers crisp crowns hot.(D)⸣
Makes you feel
22 young.
84 Somewhere in the east: early morning: set off at dawn. Travel
23round in
85front of the sun, steal a day's march on him. Keep it up for ever
24never ⸢3[go]go grow grow 3⸣ [go]go grow grow
86a day older technically.
⸢2Travel
23round in
85front of the sun, steal a day's march on him. Keep it up for ever
24never ⸢3[go]go grow grow 3⸣ [go]go grow grow
86a day older technically.2⸣
Walk along a strand, strange
25 land, come to a city
87 gate, sentry there, old ranker too, old Tweedy's big
26moustaches, leaning on
88 a long kind of a spear. Wander through awned
27 streets. Turbaned faces
89 going by. Dark caves of carpetcarpet shops, big man, ⸢2[Turk,]Turk,
28 Turko the terrible,

28 Turko the terrible,
2⸣
[Turk,]Turk,
28 Turko the terrible,

28 Turko the terrible,
seated
90crosslegged, smoking a coiled pipe.
29 Cries of sellers in the streets. Drink
91 water scented with fennel, sherbet.
30Dander along all day. Might meet a
92robber or two. Well, meet him.
⸢2Might meet a
92robber or two. Well, meet him.2⸣

31 Getting on to sundown. The shadows of the
93 mosques among the pillars:
32 priest with a scroll rolled up. A shiver of the
94 trees, signal, the evening wind.
33 I pass on. Fading gold sky. A mother
95 watches me from her doorway. She
34 calls her children home in their dark
96 language. High wall: beyond strings
35 twanged. Night sky, moon, violet,
97 colour of Mollie's⧽Mollie's Molly's new>new< Molly's new>new< Mollie's⧽Mollie's Molly's new>new< Molly's new>new<
36 garters. Strings. Listen. A girl playing one of those
98 instruments what do you
37 call them: dulcimers. I pass.


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1Probably not a bit like it really. Kind of stuff you read: in the track of
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2 the sun. Sunburst on the titlepage. He smiled, pleasing himself. What
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3 Arthur Griffith said about the headpiece over the Freeman leader: a
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4 homerule sun rising up in the northwest from the laneway behind the bank
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5 of Ireland. He prolonged his pleased smile. Ikey touch that: homerule sun
104
6 rising up in the northwest.


105
7He approached Larry O'Rourke's. From the cellar grating floated up
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8 the flabby gush of porter. Through the open doorway the bar squirted out
107
9 whiffs of ginger, teadust, biscuitmush. Good house, however: just the end
108
10 of the city traffic. For instance M‘Auley's down there: n. g. as position. Of
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11 course if they ran a tramline along the North Circular from the
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12cattlemarket to the quays value would go up like a shot.


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13Baldhead over the blind. Cute old codger. No use canvassing him
14 for
112 an ⸢(B)[ad.]ad. ⸢3[order. ]order. ad. ad. 3⸣ [order. ]order. ad. ad. ⸢3[order. ]order. ad. ad. 3⸣ [order. ]order. ad. ad. (B)⸣ [ad.]ad. ⸢3[order. ]order. ad. ad. 3⸣ [order. ]order. ad. ad. ⸢3[order. ]order. ad. ad. 3⸣ [order. ]order. ad. ad. Still he ⸢4[knew]knew knows knows 4⸣ [knew]knew knows knows his own business
15 best. There he is, sure enough, my
113 bold Larry, leaning against the sugarbin
16 in his shirtsleeves watching the
114 aproned curate swab up with mop and
17 bucket. Simon Dedalus takes him
115 off to a ⸢3[tea,]tea, tee tee 3⸣ [tea,]tea, tee tee with his eyes screwed
18 up. Do you know what I'm going to tell
116 you? What's that, Mr O'Rourke?
19 Do you know what? The Russians,
117 ⸢1[they are only]they are onlythey'd only bethey'd only be 1⸣ [they are only]they are onlythey'd only bethey'd only be an eight
20 o'clock breakfast for the Japanese.


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21Stop and say a word: about the funeral perhaps. Sad thing about
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22 poor Dignam, Mr O'Rourke.


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23Turning into Dorset street he said freshly in greeting through the
121
24 doorway:


122
25Good day, Mr O'Rourke.


123
26Good day to you.


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27Lovely weather, sir.


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28'Tis all that.


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29Where do they get the money? Coming up redheaded curates from
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30 the county Leitrim, rinsing empties and old man⸢(D)and old man(D)⸣ in the cellar. Then, lo
31 and
128 behold, they blossom out as ⸢(D)[publicans.]publicans. Adam Findlaters or Dan
32Tallons.
Adam Findlaters or Dan
32Tallons.
(D)⸣
[publicans.]publicans. Adam Findlaters or Dan
32Tallons.
Adam Findlaters or Dan
32Tallons.
Then think of
129the competition. General thirst. Good puzzle
33would be cross Dublin
130without passing a pub.
⸢2Then think of
129the competition. General thirst. Good puzzle
33would be cross Dublin
130without passing a pub.2⸣
Save it they can't. Off the
34 drunks perhaps. Put down
131three and carry five.
⸢(D)Put down
131three and carry five.(D)⸣
What is that, a bob
35 here and there, dribs and drabs.
132 On the wholesale orders perhaps. Doing a
36 double shuffle with the town
133 travellers. Square it you with the boss and
37 we'll split the job, see?


134
1How much would that tot to off the porter in the month? Say ten
135
2 barrels of stuff. Say he got ten per cent off. O more. Fifteen. He passed
136
3Saint Joseph's National school. Brats' clamour. Windows open. Fresh air
137
4helps memory. Or a lilt. Ahbeesee defeegee kelomen opeecue rustyouvee
138
5doubleyou. Boys are they? Yes.
⸢2Windows open. Fresh air
137
4helps memory. Or a lilt. Ahbeesee defeegee kelomen opeecue rustyouvee
138
5doubleyou. Boys are they? Yes.2⸣
Inishturk. Inishark. Inishboffin. At their
139
6joggerfry. Mine. Slieve Bloom.
⸢1He passed
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3Saint Joseph's National school. Brats' clamour. Windows open. Fresh air
137
4helps memory. Or a lilt. Ahbeesee defeegee kelomen opeecue rustyouvee
138
5doubleyou. Boys are they? Yes.
⸢2Windows open. Fresh air
137
4helps memory. Or a lilt. Ahbeesee defeegee kelomen opeecue rustyouvee
138
5doubleyou. Boys are they? Yes.2⸣
Inishturk. Inishark. Inishboffin. At their
139
6joggerfry. Mine. Slieve Bloom.1⸣


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7He halted before Dlugacz's window, staring at the hanks of sausages,
141
8 polonies, black and white. Fifteen multiplied by. The figures whitened in
9 his
142mind, unsolved: displeased, he let them fade. The shiny links, packed
10 with
143forcemeat, fed his gaze and he breathed in tranquilly the lukewarm
11 breath
144 of cooked spicy pigs' blood.


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12A kidney oozed bloodgouts on the willowpatterned dish: the last. He
146
13 stood ⸢4[near]near by by 4⸣ [near]near by by the nextdoor ⸢(B)[servant]servant girl girl (B)⸣ [servant]servant girl girl at the counter. Would she
14 buy it too, calling the
147 items from a slip in her chapped hand:
15 washingsoda.⧽
chapped hand:
15 washingsoda.
⸢(B)[chapped hand? Washingsoda.]chapped hand? Washingsoda. hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
(B)⸣
[chapped hand? Washingsoda.]chapped hand? Washingsoda. hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
⸢(B)[chapped hand? Washingsoda.]chapped hand? Washingsoda. hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
(B)⸣
[chapped hand? Washingsoda.]chapped hand? Washingsoda. hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
chapped hand:
15 washingsoda.⧽
chapped hand:
15 washingsoda.
⸢(B)[chapped hand? Washingsoda.]chapped hand? Washingsoda. hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
(B)⸣
[chapped hand? Washingsoda.]chapped hand? Washingsoda. hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
⸢(B)[chapped hand? Washingsoda.]chapped hand? Washingsoda. hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
(B)⸣
[chapped hand? Washingsoda.]chapped hand? Washingsoda. hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
hand? Chapped:
16washingsoda.
And a pound and a
148 half of Denny's⸢3Denny's3⸣ sausages. His eyes
17 rested on her vigorous hips. Woods his
149name is. Wonder what he does.
18Wife is oldish. New blood. No followers
150allowed.
⸢2Woods his
149name is. Wonder what he does.
18Wife is oldish. New blood. No followers
150allowed.2⸣
Strong pair of arms.
19 Whacking a carpet on the ⧼clothes line⧽clothes line clothesline. She
151 does whack it, by
20 George. The way her crooked skirt swings at each whack.


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21The ferreteyed porkbutcher folded the sausages he had snipped off
153
22 with blotchy fingers, sausagepink. 1 Sound meat there: like a stallfed
23 heifer.

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24 He took a page up from the pile of cut sheets: the model farm at
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25 Kinnereth on the lakeshore of Tiberias. Can become ideal winter
156
26sanatorium. Moses Montefiore.
⸢2Can become ideal winter
156
26sanatorium. Moses Montefiore.2⸣
I thought he was. Farmhouse, wall round
27 it,
157 blurred cattle cropping. He held the page from him⧼,⧽,: interesting: read it
158
28 nearer, the title, the blurred cropping cattle, the page rustling. A young
159
29 white heifer. Those mornings in the cattlemarket, the beasts lowing in their
160
30 pens, branded sheep,⸢(D)branded sheep,(D)⸣ flop and fall of dung, the breeders in hobnailed
31 boots
161 trudging through the litter, slapping a palm on a ⸢2[meaty]meaty
32ripemeated

32ripemeated
2⸣
[meaty]meaty
32ripemeated

32ripemeated
hindquarter,
162 there's a prime one, unpeeled switches in their
1 hands. He held the page
163 aslant patiently, bending his senses and his will, his
2 soft subject subject subject subject gaze at rest. rest. rest. rest.
164 The crooked skirt swinging, whack by
3 whack by whackby whack.


165
4The porkbutcher snapped two sheets from the pile, wrapped up her
166
5 prime⸢3prime3⸣ sausages and made a red grimace.


167
6Now, my miss, he said.


168
7She tendered a coin, smiling boldly, holding her thick wrist out.


169
8Thank you, my miss. And one shilling threepence change. For you,
170
9 please?


171
10Mr Bloom pointed quickly. To catch up and walk behind her if she
172
11 went slowly, behind her moving hams. Pleasant to see first thing in the
173
12morning.
⸢2Pleasant to see first thing in the
173
12morning.2⸣
Hurry up, damn it. Make hay while the sun shines.⸢4Make hay while the sun shines.4⸣ She stood
174
13outside the shop in sunlight and ⸢3[turned]turnedsaunteredsauntered 3⸣ [turned]turnedsaunteredsauntered lazily to the right. He
14 sighed
175 down his nose: they never understand. Sodachapped hands. Crusted
176
15 toenails too. Brown scapulars in tatters, defending her both ways. The sting
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16 of disregard glowed to weak pleasure within his breast. For another: a
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17 constable off duty cuddling her in Eccles lane. They like them sizeable.
179
18 Prime sausage.⸢3Prime sausage.3⸣ O please, Mr Policeman, I'm lost in the wood.
⸢2They like them sizeable.
179
18 Prime sausage.⸢3Prime sausage.3⸣ O please, Mr Policeman, I'm lost in the wood.2⸣


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19Threepence, please.


181
20His hand accepted the moist tender gland and slid it into a sidepocket.
182
21 Then it fetched up three coins from his trousers' pocket and laid them on
183
22 the rubber prickles. They lay, were read quickly and quickly slid, disc by
184
23 disc, into the till.


185
24Thank you, sir. Another time.


186
25A speck of eager fire from foxeyes thanked him. He withdrew his
187
26 gaze after an instant. No: better not: another time.


188
27Good morning, he said, moving away.


189
28Good morning, sir.


190
29No sign. Gone. What matter?


191
30He walked back along Dorset street, reading gravely. Agendath
192
31 Netaim: planters' company. To purchase waste sandy tracts from Turkish
193
32government and plant with eucalyptus trees. Excellent for shade, fuel and
194
33construction. Orangegroves and immense melonfields north of Jaffa.
⸢2To purchase waste sandy tracts from Turkish
193
32government and plant with eucalyptus trees. Excellent for shade, fuel and
194
33construction. Orangegroves and immense melonfields north of Jaffa.2⸣
You
195
34 pay eighty marks and they plant a dunam of land for you with olives,
196
35 oranges, almonds or citrons. Olives cheaper: oranges need artificial
197
36 irrigation. Every year you get a sending of the crop. Your name entered for
198
37 life as owner in the book of the union. Can pay ten down and the balance in
199
38 yearly instalments. Bleibtreustrasse 34, Berlin, W. 15.


200
1Nothing doing. Still anan idea behind it.


201
2He looked at the cattle, blurred in silver heat. Silverpowdered
202
3 olivetrees. Quiet long days: pruning, ripening. Olives are packed in jars,
203
4 eh? I have a few left from Andrews. ⸢(B)[Mollie]Mollie Molly Molly (B)⸣ [Mollie]Mollie Molly Molly spitting them out.
5 Knows the
204 taste of them now. Oranges in tissue paper packed in crates.
6 Citrons too.
205 Wonder is poor Citron still in ⸢1[saint]saint Saint Saint 1⸣ [saint]saint Saint Saint Kevin's parade.
7 And Mastiansky with
206 the old cither. Pleasant evenings we had then. ⸢(B)[Mollie]Mollie
8 Molly

8 Molly
(B)⸣
[Mollie]Mollie
8 Molly

8 Molly
in Citron's
207basketchair. Nice to hold, cool waxen fruit,
9 hold in the hand, lift it to the
208 nostrils and smell the perfume. Like that,
10 heavy, sweet, wild perfume.
209 Always the same, year after year. They fetched
11 high prices too, Moisel told
210 me. Arbutus place: Pleasants street: pleasant
12 old times. Must be without a
211 flaw, he said. Coming all that way: Spain,
13 Gibraltar, Mediterranean, the
212 Levant. Crates lined up on the quayside at
14 Jaffa, chap ticking them off in a
213 book, navvies handling them barefoot in
15 soiled dungarees. There's
214whatdoyoucallhim out of. How do you?
16Doesn't see. Chap you know just
215to salute bit of a bore. His back is like that
17Norwegian captain's. Wonder if
216I'll meet him today. Watering cart. To
18provoke the rain. On earth as it is in
217heaven.
⸢(D)There's
214whatdoyoucallhim out of. How do you?
16Doesn't see. Chap you know just
215to salute bit of a bore. His back is like that
17Norwegian captain's. Wonder if
216I'll meet him today. Watering cart. To
18provoke the rain. On earth as it is in
217heaven.(D)⸣


218
19A cloud began to cover the sun slowly, wholly. Grey. Far.


219
20No, not like that. A barren land, bare waste. Vulcanic lake, the dead
220
21 sea: no fish, weedless, sunk deep in the earth. No wind could lift those
221
22 waves, grey metal, poisonous foggy waters. Brimstone they called it raining
222
23 down: the cities of the plain: Sodom, Gomorrah, Edom. All dead names. A
223
24 dead sea in a dead land, grey and old. Old now. It bore the oldest, the first
224
25 race. A bent hag crossed from Cassidy's, clutching a naggin bottle by the
225
26 neck. The oldest people. Wandered far away over all the earth, captivity to
226
27captivity,
⸢2captivity to
226
27captivity,2⸣
multiplying, dying, being born everywhere. It lay there now.
28 Now
227 it could bear no more. Dead: an old woman's: the grey sunken cunt
29 of the
228 world.


229
30Desolation.


230
31Grey horror seared his flesh. Folding the page into his pocket he
231
32 turned into Eccles street, hurrying homeward. Cold oils slid along his
33 veins,
232 chilling his blood: age crusting him with a salt cloak. Well, I am here
34 now.
233Yes, I am here now. Morning mouth bad images. Got up wrong
35side of the
234bed.
⸢2Got up wrong
35side of the
234bed.2⸣
Must begin again those Sandow's exercises. On the hands
36down.
⸢(D)Morning mouth bad images. Got up wrong
35side of the
234bed.
⸢2Got up wrong
35side of the
234bed.2⸣
Must begin again those Sandow's exercises. On the hands
36down.(D)⸣

235 Blotchy brown brick houses. Number ⸢1[seven]seven eighty eighty 1⸣ [seven]seven eighty eighty still unlet.
1 Why is that?
236 Valuation is only twentyeight. Towers, Battersby, North,
2 MacArthur:
237 parlour windows plastered with bills. Plasters on a sore eye.
3 To smell the
238 gentle smoke of tea, fume of the pan, sizzling butter. Be near
4 her ample
239 bedwarmed flesh. Yes, yes.


240
5Quick warm sunlight came running from Berkeley road, swiftly, in
241
6 slim sandals, along the brightening footpath. Runs, she runs to meet me, a
242
7 girl with gold hair on the wind.


243
8Two letters and a card lay on the hallfloor. He stooped and gathered
244
9 them. Mrs Marion Bloom. His quickened heart slowed at once. Bold
10hand.

10hand.

10hand.

10hand.

245 Mrs ⸢1[Marion ....]Marion .... Marion. Marion. 1⸣ [Marion ....]Marion .... Marion. Marion.


246
11Poldy!


247
12Entering the bedroom he halfclosed his eyes and walked through
248
13 warm yellow twilight towards her tousled head.


249
14Who are the letters for?


250
15He looked at them. Mullingar. Milly.


251
16A letter for me from ⧼Millie⧽Millie Milly, he said carefully, and a card to to to to
17 you. And a
252 letter for you.


253
18He laid her card and letter on the twill bedspread near the curve of
254
19 her knees.


255
20Do you want the blind up?


256
21Letting the blind up by gentle tugs halfway his backward eye saw her
257
22 glance at the letter and tuck it under her pillow.
258


23That do? he asked, turning.


259
24She was reading the card, propped on her elbow.


260
25She got the things, she said.


261
26He waited till she had laid the card aside and curled herself back
262
27 slowly with a snug sigh.


263
28Hurry up with that tea, she said. I'm parched.


264
29The kettle is boiling, he said.


265
30But he delayed to clear the chair: her striped petticoat, tossed soiled
266
31 linen: and lifted all in an armful on to the foot of the bed.


267
32As he went down the kitchen stairs she called:


268
33Poldy!


269
34What?


270
35Scald the teapot.

⸢2[Boiling]Boiling
271
36 On the boil

271
36 On the boil
2⸣
[Boiling]Boiling
271
36 On the boil

271
36 On the boil
sure enough: a plume of steam from the spout.
37 He
272 scalded and rinsed out the teapot and put in four full spoons of tea,
1 tilting
273 the kettle then to let the water flow in. Having set it to draw he took
2 off the
274 ⸢C[kettle and ]kettle and kettle, kettle, C⸣ [kettle and ]kettle and kettle, kettle, crushed the pan flat on the live coals and
3watched the lump of butter
275slide and melt. While he unwrapped the kidney
4 the cat mewed hungrily
276against him. Give her too much meat she won't
5mouse. Say they won't eat
277pork. Kosher. Here.
⸢2Give her too much meat she won't
5mouse. Say they won't eat
277pork. Kosher. Here.2⸣
He let the bloodsmeared
6 paper fall to her and dropped
278 the kidney amid the sizzling butter sauce.
7 Pepper. He sprinkled it [(B)ringwise]ringwise through
279 his fingers ringwise ⸢(B)ringwise (B)⸣ from
8 the chipped eggcup.


280
9Then he slit slit slit slit open his letter, glancing down the page and over.
281
10 Thanks: new tam: Mr Coghlan: lough Owel picnic: young student:
11 Blazes
282 Boylan's seaside girls.


283
12The tea was drawn. He filled his own moustachecup, sham crown
284
13 Derby, smiling. Silly ⧼Millie's⧽Millie's Milly's birthday gift. Only ⸢(B)[ten]ten ⸢3[nine]nine
14five

14five
3⸣
[nine]nine
14five

14five
⸢3[nine]nine
14five

14five
3⸣
[nine]nine
14five

14five
(B)⸣
[ten]ten ⸢3[nine]nine
14five

14five
3⸣
[nine]nine
14five

14five
⸢3[nine]nine
14five

14five
3⸣
[nine]nine
14five

14five
she was then. No, wait:
285 ⸢3[eight.]eight.four.four. 3⸣ [eight.]eight.four.four. I gave her the amberoid⸢(D)amberoid(D)⸣
15 necklace she broke. Putting pieces of folded
286brown paper in the
16letterbox for her.
⸢(D)Putting pieces of folded
286brown paper in the
16letterbox for her.(D)⸣
He smiled, pouring.


287
17
O, Milly Bloom, you are my darling.

288
18
You are my lookingglass from night to morning.

289
19
I'd rather have you without a farthing

290
20
Than Katey Keogh with her ass and garden.


291
21Poor old professor Goodwin. Dreadful old case. Still he was a
292
22 courteous old chap. Oldfashioned way he used to bow Molly off the
293
23 platform. And the little 🕮 mirror in his silk hat. The night Milly brought it
294
24 into the parlour. O, look what I found in professor Goodwin's hat! All we
295
25 laughed. Sex breaking out even then.⸢2Sex breaking out even then.2⸣ Pert little piece she was.


296
26He prodded a fork into the kidney and slapped it over: then fitted the
297
27 teapot on the tray. Its hump bumped as he took it up. Everything on it?
298
28 Bread and butter, four, sugar, spoon, her cream. Yes. He carried it upstairs,
299
29 his thumb hooked in the teapot handle.


300
30Nudging the door open with his knee he carried the ⧼c⧽c tray in and set
31 it
301 on the chair by the bedhead.


302
32What a time you were! she said.


303
33She set the brasses jingling as she raised herself briskly, an elbow on
304
34 the pillow. He looked calmly down on her bulk and between her large soft
305
35 bubs, sloping within her nightdress like a shegoat's udder. The warmth of
306
1 her couched body rose on the air, mingling with the fragrance of the tea she
307
2 poured.


308
3A strip of torn envelope peeped from under the dimpled pillow. In the
309
4 act of going he stayed to straighten the bedspread.


310
5Who is⧽is was was is⧽is was was the letter from? he asked.


311
6Bold hand. Marion.


312
7O, Boylan, she said. He's bringing the programme.


313
8What are you singing?


314
9Là ci darem
with J. C. Doyle, she said, and Love's Old Sweet Song.


315
10Her full lips, drinking, smiled. Rather stale smell that incense leaves
316
11 next day. Like foul flowerwater.⸢2Like foul flowerwater.2⸣


317
12Would you like the window open a little?


318
13She doubled a slice of bread into her mouth, asking:


319
14What time is the funeral?


320
15Eleven, I think, he answered. I didn't see the paper.


321
16Following the pointing of her finger he took up a leg of her soiled
322
17 drawers from the bed. ⸢4[No.]No. No? No? 4⸣ [No.]No. No? No? Then, a twisted grey garter looped
18 round a
323 stocking: rumpled, shiny sole.


324
19No: that book.


325
20Other stocking. Her petticoat.


326
21It must have fell down, she said.


327
22He felt here and there. Voglio e non vorrei. Wonder if she pronounces
328
23 that right: voglio. Not in the bed. Must have slid down. He stooped and
329
24 lifted the valance. The book, The book, The book, The book, fallen, sprawled against the bulge of
25 the
330orangekeyed chamberpot.


331
26Show here, she said. I put a mark in it. There's a word I wanted to ask
332
27 you.


333
28She swallowed a draught of tea from her cup held by ⸢3[not handle]not handle
29nothandle

29nothandle
3⸣
[not handle]not handle
29nothandle

29nothandle
⸢1from her cup held by ⸢3[not handle]not handle
29nothandle

29nothandle
3⸣
[not handle]not handle
29nothandle

29nothandle
1⸣
and,
334 having wiped her fingertips smartly on the blanket, began
30 to search the text
335 with the hairpin till she reached the word.


336
31Met him what? he asked.
337


32Here, she said. What does that mean?


338
33He leaned downward and read near her polished thumbnail.


339
34Metempsychosis?


340
35Yes. ⸢3[What's that?🕮 ]What's that?🕮 What's that when it's at home?⧽What's that when it's at home? Who's he when
36 he's at home?
Who's he when
36 he's at home?
What's that when it's at home?⧽What's that when it's at home? Who's he when
36 he's at home?
Who's he when
36 he's at home?
What's that when it's at home?⧽What's that when it's at home? Who's he when
36 he's at home?
Who's he when
36 he's at home?
What's that when it's at home?⧽What's that when it's at home? Who's he when
36 he's at home?
Who's he when
36 he's at home?
3⸣
[What's that?🕮 ]What's that?🕮 What's that when it's at home?⧽What's that when it's at home? Who's he when
36 he's at home?
Who's he when
36 he's at home?
What's that when it's at home?⧽What's that when it's at home? Who's he when
36 he's at home?
Who's he when
36 he's at home?
What's that when it's at home?⧽What's that when it's at home? Who's he when
36 he's at home?
Who's he when
36 he's at home?
What's that when it's at home?⧽What's that when it's at home? Who's he when
36 he's at home?
Who's he when
36 he's at home?


341
1Metempsychosis, he said, frowning. It's Greek: from the Greek. That
342
2 means the transmigration of souls.


343
3O, rocks! she said. Tell us in plain words.


344
4He smiled, glancing askance at her mocking eyes. [(B)Young still.]Young still. The
5 same young
345 eyes. The first night after the ⸢(D)[charades at]charades at charades. charades. (D)⸣ [charades at]charades at charades. charades.
6 Dolphin's Barn. He turned over the
346 smudged pages. Ruby: ⸢(D)[a tale of
7circus life.]
a tale of
7circus life.
the Pride of the Ring. Hello. Illustration. Fierce
347Italian with
8carriagewhip. Must be Ruby pride of the on the floor naked.
348Sheet kindly
9lent. The monster Maffei desisted and flung his victim from him
349 with an
10 oath.
Cruelty behind it all. Doped animals. Trapeze at Hengler's.
350Had to
11look the other way. Mob gaping. Break your neck and we'll break
351our
12sides. Families of them. Bone them young so they metamspychosis.
the Pride of the Ring. Hello. Illustration. Fierce
347Italian with
8carriagewhip. Must be Ruby pride of the on the floor naked.
348Sheet kindly
9lent. The monster Maffei desisted and flung his victim from him
349 with an
10 oath.
Cruelty behind it all. Doped animals. Trapeze at Hengler's.
350Had to
11look the other way. Mob gaping. Break your neck and we'll break
351our
12sides. Families of them. Bone them young so they metamspychosis.
(D)⸣
[a tale of
7circus life.]
a tale of
7circus life.
the Pride of the Ring. Hello. Illustration. Fierce
347Italian with
8carriagewhip. Must be Ruby pride of the on the floor naked.
348Sheet kindly
9lent. The monster Maffei desisted and flung his victim from him
349 with an
10 oath.
Cruelty behind it all. Doped animals. Trapeze at Hengler's.
350Had to
11look the other way. Mob gaping. Break your neck and we'll break
351our
12sides. Families of them. Bone them young so they metamspychosis.
the Pride of the Ring. Hello. Illustration. Fierce
347Italian with
8carriagewhip. Must be Ruby pride of the on the floor naked.
348Sheet kindly
9lent. The monster Maffei desisted and flung his victim from him
349 with an
10 oath.
Cruelty behind it all. Doped animals. Trapeze at Hengler's.
350Had to
11look the other way. Mob gaping. Break your neck and we'll break
351our
12sides. Families of them. Bone them young so they metamspychosis.

352
13 That we live after death. Our souls. That a man's soul after he dies,
353
14 Dignam's soul ....


354
15Did you finish it? he asked.


355
16Yes, she said. There's nothing smutty in it. Is she in love with the first
356
17 fellow all the time?


357
18Never read it. Do you want another?


358
19Yes. Get another of Paul de Kock's. Nice name he has.


359
20She poured more tea into her cup, watching it flow sideways.


360
21Must get that Capel street library book renewed or they'll write to
361
22Kearney, my guarantor.
⸢2
360
21Must get that Capel street library book renewed or they'll write to
361
22Kearney, my guarantor. 2⸣
Reincarnation: that's the word.


362
23Some people believe, he said, that we go on living in another body after
363
24 death, that we lived before. They call it reincarnation. That we all lived
364
25 before on the earth thousands of years ago or some other planet. They say
365
26 we have forgotten it. Some say they remember their past lives.


366
27The sluggish cream wound curdling spirals through her tea. Better
367
28 remind her of the word: metempsychosis. An example would be better. An
368
29example?


369
30The Bath of the Nymph
over the bed. Given away with the Easter
370
31 number of Photo Bits: splendid masterpiece in art colours. Tea before you
371
32 put milk in. Not unlike her with her hair down: slimmer. Three and six I
372
33 gave for the frame. She said it would look nice over the bed. Naked
373
34 nymphs: Greece: and for instance all the people that lived then.


374
35He turned the pages back.


375
1Metempsychosis, he said, is what the ancient Greeks called it. They used
376
2 to believe you could be changed into an animal or a tree, for instance. What
377
3 they called nymphs, for example.


378
4Her spoon ceased to stir up the sugar. She gazed straight before her,
379
5 inhaling through her arched nostrils.


380
6There's a smell of burn, she said. Did you leave anything on the fire?


381
7The kidney! he cried suddenly.


382
8He fitted the book roughly into his inner pocket ⸢3[and]and and,
9knocking⧽

9knocking
stubbing his toes stubbing his toes

9knocking⧽

9knocking
stubbing his toes stubbing his toes

383against the broken commode,
and,
9knocking⧽

9knocking
stubbing his toes stubbing his toes

9knocking⧽

9knocking
stubbing his toes stubbing his toes

383against the broken commode,
3⸣
[and]and and,
9knocking⧽

9knocking
stubbing his toes stubbing his toes

9knocking⧽

9knocking
stubbing his toes stubbing his toes

383against the broken commode,
and,
9knocking⧽

9knocking
stubbing his toes stubbing his toes

9knocking⧽

9knocking
stubbing his toes stubbing his toes

383against the broken commode,
hurried out
10 towards the smell, stepping
384 hastily down the stairs with a flurried
11stork's

11stork's

11stork's

11stork's
legs. Pungent smoke shot up
385 in an angry jet from a side of the pan.
12 By prodding a prong of the fork
386 under the kidney he detached it and turned
13 it ⸢1[over]over turtle turtle 1⸣ [over]over turtle turtle on its back. Only a little
387burnt. He tossed it off the pan on
14 to a plate and let the scanty brown gravy
388 trickle over it.


389
15Cup of tea now. He sat down, cut and buttered a slice of the loaf. He
390
16 shore away the burnt flesh and flung it to the cat. Then he put a forkful into
391
17 his mouth, chewing with discernment the toothsome pliant meat. Done to a
392
18 turn. A mouthful of tea. Then he cut away dies of bread, sopped one in the
393
19 gravy and put it in his mouth. What was that about some young student
394
20 and a picnic? He creased out the letter at his side, reading it slowly as he
395
21 chewed, sopping another die of bread in the gravy and raising it to his
396
22 mouth.


397
23
Dearest Papli


398
24Thanks ever so much for the lovely birthday present. It suits me
399
25 splendid. Everyone says I am quite the belle in my new tam. I got mummy's
400
26 lovely box of creams and am writing. They are lovely. I am getting on
401
27 swimming in the photo business now. Mr Coghlan took one of me and
28Mrs.
402 Will send when developed. We did great biz yesterday. Fair day and
29 all the
403 beef to the heels were in. We are going to lough Owel on Monday
30 with a
404 few friends to make a scrap picnic. Give my love to mummy and to
31 yourself
405 a big kiss and thanks. I hear them at the piano downstairs. There is
32 to be a
406concert in the Greville Arms on Saturday. There is a young student
33 comescomes
407 here some evenings named Bannon his cousins or something are
34 big swells
408and he sings Boylan's (I was on the pop of writing Blazes
1 Boylan's) song
409 about those seaside girls. Tell him silly Milly sends my best
2 respects. ⸢2[Byebye again and lots of]Byebye again and lots of I must
410now close with fondest
I must
410now close with fondest
2⸣
[Byebye again and lots of]Byebye again and lots of I must
410now close with fondest
I must
410now close with fondest
love


411
3
Your fond daughter
412
4
Milly
413
5

P. S. Excuse bad writing am in hurry. Byby.⸢2Byby.2⸣

⸢2
414
6
M.


415
7Fifteen yesterday. Curious, fifteenth of the month too. Her first
416
8 birthday away from home. Separation. Remember the summer⸢4summer4⸣ morning
9 she
417 was born, running to knock up Mrs Thornton in Denzille street. Jolly
10 old
418 woman. Lot of babies she must have helped into the world. She knew
11 from
419 the first poor little Rudy wouldn't live. Well, God is good, sir. She
12 knew at
420 once. He would be ⸢(B)[twelve]twelve eleven eleven (B)⸣ [twelve]twelve eleven eleven now if he had lived.


421
13His vacant face stared pityingly at the postscript. Excuse bad writing.
422
14 Hurry. Piano downstairs. Coming out of her shell. Row with her in the
15XL
423Café about the bracelet. Wouldn't eat her cakes or speak or look.
16Saucebox.
⸢2Coming out of her shell. Row with her in the
15XL
423Café about the bracelet. Wouldn't eat her cakes or speak or look.
16Saucebox.2⸣

424 He sopped other dies of bread in the gravy and ate piece after
17 piece of
425 kidney. Twelve and six a week. Not much. Still, she might do
18 worse.
426Musichall stage. Young student. He drank a draught of ⸢3[cold]cold
19cooler

19cooler
3⸣
[cold]cold
19cooler

19cooler
tea to wash
427 down his meal. Then he read the letter again: twice.


428
20O, well: she knows how to mind herself. But if not? No, nothing ⸢4[had]had
21 has

21 has
4⸣
[had]had
21 has

21 has

429 happened. Of course it might. Wait in any case till it ⸢4[did.]did.
22does.

22does.
4⸣
[did.]did.
22does.

22does.
A wild piece of
430 goods. Her slim legs running up the staircase.
23 Destiny. Ripening now.
431 Vain: very.


432
24He smiled with troubled affection at the kitchen window. Day I
433
25 caught her in the street pinching her cheeks to make them red. Anemic a
434
26little. Was given milk too long.
⸢3Anemic a
434
26little. Was given milk too long.3⸣
On the Erin's King that day round the
27 Kish.
435 Damned old tub pitching about. Not a bit funky. Her pale blue scarf
28 loose
436 in the wind with her hair.


437
29
All dimpled cheeks and curls,

438
30
Your head it simply swirls.


439
31 Seaside girls. Torn envelope. Hands stuck in his trousers' pockets, jarvey
440
32off for the day,
⸢(D)jarvey
440
32off for the day,(D)⸣
singing. Friend of the family.⸢2Friend of the family.2⸣ Swurls, he says. Pier with
441
33 lamps, summer evening, band.


442
1
Those girls, those girls,

443
2
Those lovely seaside girls.


444
3Milly too. Young kisses: the first. Far away now past. Mrs Marion.
445
4Reading, lying back now, counting the strands of her ⸢4[hair.]hair. hair, smiling,
446
5braiding.
hair, smiling,
446
5braiding.
4⸣
[hair.]hair. hair, smiling,
446
5braiding.
hair, smiling,
446
5braiding.


447
6A soft qualm, regret, flowed down his backbone, increasing. Will
448
7 happen, yes. Prevent. Useless: can't move. Girl's sweet light lips. Will
449
8 happen too. He felt the flowing qualm spread over him. Useless to move
450
9 now. Lips kissed, kissing, kissed. Full gluey woman's lips.


451
10Better where she is down there: away. Occupy her. Wanted a dog to
452
11pass the time.
⸢2Occupy her. Wanted a dog to
452
11pass the time.2⸣
Might take a trip down there. August bank holiday, only ⸢1[five]five
12 two

12 two
1⸣
[five]five
12 two

12 two

453 and six return. Six ⧼y⧽y weeks off, however. Might work a press
13 pass. Or
454 through M‘Coy.


14He felt full and heavy: and then a gentle loosenin⧽

14He felt full and heavy: and then a gentle loosenin


455
15The cat, having cleaned all her fur, returned to the meatstained paper,
456
16 nosed at it and stalked to the door. She looked back at him, mewing. Wants
457
17 to go out. Wait before a door sometime it will open.⸢2Wait before a door sometime it will open.2⸣ Let her wait. Has
18the
458fidgets. Electric. Thunder in the air. Was washing at her ear with her
19back
459to the fire too.
⸢2Has
18the
458fidgets. Electric. Thunder in the air. Was washing at her ear with her
19back
459to the fire too.2⸣


460
20He felt ⸢(B)[full, ⧼heavin⧽heavin heavy:]full, ⧼heavin⧽heavin heavy: heavy, full: heavy, full: (B)⸣ [full, ⧼heavin⧽heavin heavy:]full, ⧼heavin⧽heavin heavy: heavy, full: heavy, full: then a gentle loosening
21 of his bowels. He stood up,
461 undoing the waistband of his trousers. The cat
22 mewed to him.


462
23Miaow! he said in answer. Wait till I'm ready.


463
24Heaviness: hot day coming. Too much trouble to fag up the stairs to
464
25 the landing.


465
26A paper. He liked to read at stool. Hope no ape comes knocking
27just
466as I'm.
⸢(D)Hope no ape comes knocking
27just
466as I'm.(D)⸣


467
28In the tabledrawer he found an old number of Titbits. He folded it
468
29 under his armpit, went to the door and opened it. The cat went up in soft
469
30 bounds. Ah, wanted to go upstairs, curl up in a ball on the bed.


470
31Listening, he heard her voice:


471
32Come, come, pussy. Come.


472
33He went out through the backdoor into the garden: stood to listen
473
34 towards the next garden. No sound. Perhaps hanging clothes out to dry.
474
35 The maid was in the garden.⸢1The maid was in the garden.1⸣ Fine morning.


475
36He bent down to regard a lean file of spearmint growing by the wall.
476
37 Make a summerhouse here. Scarlet runners. Virginia creepers.⸢(D)Make a summerhouse here. Scarlet runners. Virginia creepers.(D)⸣ Want
1to
477manure the whole place over, scabby soil. A coat of liver of sulphur. All
2 soil
478 like that without dung. Household slops.⸢2Household slops.2⸣ Loam, what is this that is?
3 The
479 hens in the next garden: their droppings are very good ⸢2[I heard.]I heard. top
4dressing.
top
4dressing.
2⸣
[I heard.]I heard. top
4dressing.
top
4dressing.
Best of
480 all though are the cattle, ⸢3[specially]specially especially especially 3⸣ [specially]specially especially especially when
5 they are fed on those oilcakes.
481 Mulch of dung. Best thing to clean ladies'
6kid gloves. Dirty cleans.
⸢(D)Best thing to clean ladies'
6kid gloves. Dirty cleans.(D)⸣
Ashes
482too.
⸢2Ashes
482too.2⸣
Reclaim the whole place. Grow
7 peas in that corner there. Lettuce.
483 Always have fresh greens then. Still
8gardens have their drawbacks. That bee
484or bluebottle here Whitmonday.
⸢2Still
8gardens have their drawbacks. That bee
484or bluebottle here Whitmonday.2⸣


485
9He walked on. Where is my hat, by the way? Must have put it back
486
10 on the peg. Or hanging up on the floor.⸢(D)Or hanging up on the floor.(D)⸣ Funny I don't remember that.
487
11 Hallstand too full. Four umbrellas, her raincloak.⸢2Hallstand too full. Four umbrellas, her raincloak.2⸣ Picking up the letters.
488
12Drago's shopbell shopbell shopbell shopbell ringing. Queer I was just thinking that moment. ⸢1[Black]Black
13 Brown

13 Brown
1⸣
[Black]Black
13 Brown

13 Brown

489brillantined hair over his collar. Just had a wash and
14brushup. Wonder have
490 I time for a bath this morning. Tara street. Chap
15in the paybox there got
491away James Stephens, they say. O'Brien.
⸢3Tara street. Chap
15in the paybox there got
491away James Stephens, they say. O'Brien.3⸣


492
16Deep voice that fellow Dlugacz has. Agendath what is it? Now, my
493
17 miss. Enthusiast.


494
18He kicked open the crazy⸢2crazy2⸣ door of the jakes. Better be careful not to
495
19 get these trousers dirty for the funeral. He went in, bowing his head under
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20 the low lintel. Leaving the door ajar, amid the stench of mouldy limewash
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21 and stale cobwebs he undid his braces. Before sitting down he peered
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22 through a chink up at the nextdoor windows. The king was in his
499
23countinghouse.
⸢1The king was in his
499
23countinghouse.1⸣
Nobody.


500
24Asquat on the cuckstool he folded out his paper, turning its pages
501
25 over on his bared knees. Something new and easy. No great hurry. Keep it
502
26a bit.
⸢4No great hurry. Keep it
502
26a bit.4⸣
Our prize titbit: Matcham's Masterstroke. Written by Mr Philip
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27 Beaufoy, Playgoers' Club, London. Payment at the rate of one guinea a
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28 column has been made to the writer. Three and a half. Three pounds three.
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29 Three pounds, thirteen and six.

⸢4[He]He
506
30 Quietly he read, restraining himself, the first column and,
31yielding but
507resisting, began the second. Midway, his last resistance
32yielding, he

506
30 Quietly he read, restraining himself, the first column and,
31yielding but
507resisting, began the second. Midway, his last resistance
32yielding, he
4⸣
[He]He
506
30 Quietly he read, restraining himself, the first column and,
31yielding but
507resisting, began the second. Midway, his last resistance
32yielding, he

506
30 Quietly he read, restraining himself, the first column and,
31yielding but
507resisting, began the second. Midway, his last resistance
32yielding, he
allowed
508 his bowels to ease themselves quietly as he read,
33 reading still⸢4still4⸣ ⸢(D)[patiently.]patiently. patiently that
509slight ⸢1[costive strain]costive strain
34constipation

34constipation
1⸣
[costive strain]costive strain
34constipation

34constipation
of yesterday quite gone. Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
So. Ah!
⸢3 Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
So. Ah!3⸣
Costive. ⸢1Costive. 1⸣ One tabloid of cascara
36sagrada.
patiently that
509slight ⸢1[costive strain]costive strain
34constipation

34constipation
1⸣
[costive strain]costive strain
34constipation

34constipation
of yesterday quite gone. Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
So. Ah!
⸢3 Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
So. Ah!3⸣
Costive. ⸢1Costive. 1⸣ One tabloid of cascara
36sagrada.
(D)⸣
[patiently.]patiently. patiently that
509slight ⸢1[costive strain]costive strain
34constipation

34constipation
1⸣
[costive strain]costive strain
34constipation

34constipation
of yesterday quite gone. Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
So. Ah!
⸢3 Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
So. Ah!3⸣
Costive. ⸢1Costive. 1⸣ One tabloid of cascara
36sagrada.
patiently that
509slight ⸢1[costive strain]costive strain
34constipation

34constipation
1⸣
[costive strain]costive strain
34constipation

34constipation
of yesterday quite gone. Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
So. Ah!
⸢3 Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
Hope it's not too big bring on
510 piles
35 again. No, just right.
So. Ah!3⸣
Costive. ⸢1Costive. 1⸣ One tabloid of cascara
36sagrada.

511 Life might be so. It did not move or touch him but it was
1 something quick
512 and neat. Print anything now. Silly season.⸢(D)Print anything now. Silly season.(D)⸣ He read ⸢3[on.]on.
2 on, seated calm above
513his own⸢4own4⸣ rising smell.

2 on, seated calm above
513his own⸢4own4⸣ rising smell.
3⸣
[on.]on.
2 on, seated calm above
513his own⸢4own4⸣ rising smell.

2 on, seated calm above
513his own⸢4own4⸣ rising smell.
Neat certainly.
3Matcham
often thinks of the
514 masterstroke by which he won the laughing
4witch who now.
Begins and
515ends morally.
⸢2Begins and
515ends morally.2⸣
Hand in hand. Smart. He
5 glanced back through what he had
516 read ⸢4[and]and and, while feeling his water
6flow quietly, he
and, while feeling his water
6flow quietly, he
4⸣
[and]and and, while feeling his water
6flow quietly, he
and, while feeling his water
6flow quietly, he
envied kindly Mr Beaufoy
517 who had written it and received
7 payment of three pounds, thirteen and six.


518
8Might manage a sketch. By Mr and Mrs L. M. Bloom.⸢(D)By Mr and Mrs L. M. Bloom.(D)⸣ Invent a
9story
519for some proverb. Which?
⸢2Invent a
9story
519for some proverb. Which?2⸣
Time I used to try jotting down on my
10 cuff what
520 she said dressing. Dislike dressing together.⸢(D)Dislike dressing together.(D)⸣ ⸢4[Cut]Cut
11Nicked

11Nicked
4⸣
[Cut]Cut
11Nicked

11Nicked
myself shaving.
⸢2 ⸢4[Cut]Cut
11Nicked

11Nicked
4⸣
[Cut]Cut
11Nicked

11Nicked
myself shaving.2⸣
Biting
521 her nether lip, hooking the placket of her
12 skirt. Timing her. 9.15. Did
522 Roberts pay you yet? 9.20. What had Gretta
13 Conroy on? 9.23. What
523 possessed me to buy this comb? 9.24. I'm swelled
14 after that cabbage. A
524 speck of dust on the patent leather of her boot:
15 rubbing smartly in turn
525 each welt against her stockinged calf. Morning
16 after the bazaar dance when
526 May's band played Ponchielli's dance of the
17 hours. Explain that: morning
527 hours, noon, then evening coming on,
18 then night hours. Washing her teeth.
528 That was the first night. Her head
19dancing. Her fansticks clicking.
⸢2Her head
19dancing. Her fansticks clicking.2⸣
Is that
529 Boylan well off? He has money.
20 Why? I noticed he had a good rich smell
530 off his breath dancing. No use
21 humming then. Allude to it. Strange kind of
531 music that last night. The
22 mirror was in shadow. She rubbed her handglass
532 briskly on her woollen
23 vest against her full wagging bub. Peering into it.
533 Lines in her eyes. It
24 wouldn't pan out somehow.


534
25Evening hours, girls in grey gauze. Night hours then: black with
535
26 daggers and eyemasks. Poetical idea: pink, then golden, then grey, then
536
27 black. Still, true to life also. Day: then the night.


537
28He tore away half the prize story sharply and wiped himself with it.
538
29 Then he girded up his trousers, braced and buttoned himself. He pulled
539
30 back the jerky⸢2jerky2⸣ shaky door of the jakes and came forth from the gloom
31 into
540 the air.


541
32In the bright ⸢(D)[light]light light, lightened and cooled in limb, light, lightened and cooled in limb, (D)⸣ [light]light light, lightened and cooled in limb, light, lightened and cooled in limb, he eyed
33 carefully his
542 black trousers: the ends, the knees, the houghs of the knees.
34 What time is
543 the funeral? Better find out in the paper.


544
1A creak and a dark whirr in the air high up. The bells of George's
545
2 church. They tolled the hour: loud dark iron.


546
3
Heigho! Heigho!

547
4
Heigho! Heigho!

548
5
Heigho! Heigho!


549
6Quarter to. There again: the overtone following through the air. A
550
7 third.


551
8Poor Dignam!