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Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The Rough Crossing

“Once on the long, covered piers, you have come into a ghostly country that is no longer Here and not yet There. Especially at night. There is a hazy yellow vault full of shouting, echoing voices. There is the rumble of trucks and the clump of trunks, the strident chatter of a crane and the first salt smell of the sea. You hurry through, even though there's time. The past, the continent, is behind you; the future is that glowing mouth in the side of the ship; this dim turbulent alley is too confusedly the present.”
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  • Алёна Александроваhas quotedlast year
    Who do you suppose those Adrian Smiths on the boat were?' he demanded. 'It certainly wasn't me.'

    'Nor me.'

    'It was two other people,' he said, nodding to himself. 'There are so many Smiths in this world.'
  • Алёна Александроваhas quotedlast year
    Who do you suppose those Adrian Smiths on the boat were?' he demanded. 'It certainly wasn't me.'

    'Nor me
  • Алёна Александроваhas quotedlast year
    Adrian, let's never get to know anyone else, but just stay together always—just we two

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