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From “The Lost Phoebe”
by Theodore Dreiser
Appositives Ex # 1

1. Old Henry drove to Swinnerton, the neighboring town, and procured a doctor.

2. As a matter of fact, they had aged synchronously with the persons who lived

here, old Henry Reifsneider and his wife Phoebe Ann. 

3. Her idea was to take counsel with Jake, “her man,” and perhaps have him

notify the authorities.

4. Beyond these and the changes of weather – the snows, the rains, and the 

fair days – there are no immediate, significant things.

5. He was a thin old man, seventy when she died, a queer, crotchety person

with coarse gray-black hair and beard, quite straggly and unkempt.

6. The old-fashioned four-poster bed, with its ball-like protuberances and 

deep curving incisions, was there also, a sadly alienated descendant of an 

early Jacobean ancestor.