Buddenbrooks: Decline of a family by Thomas Mann (Author), H. T. Lowe-Porter (Translator)

By Thomas Mann (Author), H. T. Lowe-Porter (Translator)

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She knows something. Can any one tell "If the lightning," uttered Tony, nodding her head with every word, "sets something on fire, then it's the lightning that strikes. " She folded her arms and looked around her like one sure of ap-plause. But old Buddenbrook was annoyed by this display of wisdom. He demanded to know who had taught her such nonsense. It turned out that the culprit was the nursery governess, Ida Jungmann, who had lately been engaged from Marienwerder. The Consul had to come to her de-fence.

Pardon me, dear Herr Pastor... " The Pastor nodded gaily, and the Consul drew his Mother over to the window of the landscape-room. "Here is a letter from Gotthold," he said in low, rapid tones. He took out the sealed and folded paper and looked into her dark eyes. "That is his writing. It is the third one, and Papa answered only the first. What shall I do? It came at two o'clock, and I ought to have given it to him already, but I do not like to upset him to-day. What do you think? " "No, you are right, Jean; it is better to wait," said Madame Buddenbrook.

Tilda is a good girl--but we're not so bad, either. " He turned to his daughter-in-law, who generally deferred to his views. Madame Antoinette, probably more from shrewdness than conviction, sided with the Consul; and thus the older and the younger generation crossed hands in the dance of life. "You are very kind, Papa," the Consul's wife said. "Tony will try her best to grow up a clever and industrious woman.... " she asked Ida. Tony, who from her perch on her grandfather's knee was looking out the window, called out in the same breath: "Tom and Christian are coming up Johannes Street...

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