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From “The Lost Phoebe”
by Theodore Dreiser
A Study in Ellipsis # 2

1.  By degrees his hair became longer and longer, his once black hat became an

earthen brown, and his clothes threadbare and dusty. 

2.  His hat was gone, his lungs were breathless, his reason quite astray, when 

coming to the edge of the cliff he saw her below among a silvery bed of 

apple-trees now blooming in the spring. 

3.  And feeling the lure of a world where love was young and Phoebe as this

vision presented her, a delightful epitome of their quondam youth, he gave a 

gay cry of “Oh, wait, Phoebe!” and leaped.