Leser: Martha Quest

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Jeg liker hvordan kjærlighet/sex og kjærlighet/bøker og kjærlighet/Martha og Joss faller sammen i dette avsnittet:

(Forklaring: Solly og Joss er et par jødiske brødre. Martha er i tenårene og har akkurat lagt barndommen bak seg. Dette gjør hennes forhold til brødrene mer komplisert)

«this was the source of the diverging streams that were Solly and Joss: and these new books would be in their shared bedroom. Into this room it was impossible to go, since she was now Miss Quest; and the glance she directed toward Joss was troubled.

He had been watching her, and at the glance, he lifted from a table beside him a large pile of books and handed them to her. Again she felt that flush of delight; for he must have prepared them for her. He remarked calmly, «Take these, good for your soul.»»

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