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From The Lost Phoebe
by Theodore Dreiser
Post-Positioned Adjectives Ex # 2

1. The writing of letters had become an almost impossible burden too difficult 

to continue or even negotiate via others, although an occasional letter still did 

arrive from the daughter in Pemberton County.

2. The old farmer's eyes softened, and he entered. He was so thin and pale a 

specimen, pantalooned and patriarchal that he aroused Mrs. Race's extremest 

sympathy as he took off his hat and laid it on his knees quite softly and mildly. 

3. By a circuitous route it passed about him, and in his fevered state he fancied

that he could see the very eyes of her, not as she was when he last saw her in

the black dress and shawl but now a strangely younger Phoebe, gayer, sweeter,

the one whom he had known years before as a girl.