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From The Lost Phoebe
by Theodore Dreiser
Delayed Subjects - Ex # 1

1. In life it had been a custom of hers to cross this lot from her kitchen door to

the pig-pen to throw in any scrap that was left from her cooking, and here she 

was again.

2. It was a gloomy thing to come in of an evening, however, or in the 

afternoon, and find no shadow of Phoebe where everything suggested her.

3. It was no trouble for him to secure the little food that he needed, and with a

strange, almost religious dignity, he had no hesitation in asking for that much.

4. If she wanted a pail of water, it was a grumbling pleasure for him to get it; 

and if she did rise first to build the fires, he saw that the wood was cut and 

placed within easy reach.