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By E. M. Forster

Among the best novels of the 20 th century and the foundation for director David Lean’s Academy Award-winning movie, A Passage to India tells of the conflict of cultures in British India after the flip of the century. In beautiful prose, Forster finds the threat that lurks simply underneath the outside of normal existence, as a typical false impression erupts right into a devastating affair.

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Presently the players went to bed, but not before other people had woken up elsewhere, people whose emotions they could not share and whose existence they ignored. Never tranquil, never perfectly dark, the night wore itself away, distinguished from other nights by two or three blasts of wind, which seemed to fall perpendicularly out of the sky and to bounce back into it, hard and compact, leaving no freshness behind them: the hot weather was approaching. CHAPTER IX Aziz fell ill as he foretold slightly ill.

Exactly, too big for a goat . " said the old man. " The English people walked a few steps back into the darkness, united and happy. Thanks to their youth and upbringing, they were not upset by the accident. They traced back the writhing of the tires to the source of their disturbance. It was just after the exit from a bridge; the animal had probably come up out of the nullah. Steady and smooth ran the marks of the car, ribbons neatly nicked with lozenges, then all went mad. Certainly some external force had impinged, but the road had been used by too many objects for any one track to be legible and the torch created such high lights and black shadows that they could not interpret what it revealed.

By this method serious and I may say ludicrous accidents, such as befell one of my compatriots during that delightful reception at the English Club, are avoided. Our good Panna Lal! I hope, sahib that great damage was not done to your flowers. Let us have our little spin down the Gangavati road. " He fell asleep. Ronny instructed the chauffeur to take the Marabar road rather than the Gangavati, since the latter was under repair and settled himself down beside the lady he had lost. The car made a burring noise and rushed along a chaussée that ran upon an embankment above melancholy fields.

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