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From The Lost Phoebe
by Theodore Dreiser
Delayed Subjects - Ex # 4

1. It was one morning when the details of his lonely state were virtually 

unendurable that he woke with the thought that she was not dead.

2. It was two hours later that this pale figure of a man appeared in the Murrays' 

doorway, dusty, perspiring, eager.

3. It was in the seventh year of these hopeless peregrinations, in the dawn of a

similar springtime to that in which his wife had died, that he came at last one 

night to the vicinity of this self-same patch that crowned the rise to the Red Cliff.

4. It was one night, after he had looked after the front and the back door, 

wound the clock, blown out the light, and gone through all the selfsame 

motions that he had indulged in for years, that he went to bed not so much to 

sleep as to think.