By H. E. Bates
Teetotal!' Ma acknowledged. 'It's a libel. He'll by no means dwell it down. He'll by no means be capable to carry his head up back. no matter what will humans imagine? What's he going to assert while anyone asks him to have one?' ' 'No,' 'said Dr Conner. 'You'll need to strap him down,' Ma acknowledged. 'You'll need to positioned on.' And so after a gentle heart-attack - as a result of really an excessive amount of of what you fancy - Pop Larkin reveals himself off the booze, off the nice nutrients and stale the great lifestyles mostly, a lot to his personal and everyone's else's horror and dissatisfied. And whereas Ma attempts to discover methods round 'doctor's orders', younger Primrose is discovering her personal method around a slightly flustered - to not say flushed - Mr Candy...
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32 H O W T O R UN A CO UN T RY So now you know my reasons for defending their cases and causes and why I conducted politics the way I did. I want to be clear that I would have done exactly the same things if I hadn’t felt pressure from them. I wasn’t foolish enough to fight such a formidable alliance nor would I want to deny the right of influential citizens to exercise power, even if it were possible for me to do so. In politics it is irresponsible to take an unwavering stand when circumstances are always evolving and good men change their minds.
There is only a small disagreement between the consuls at present, though I’m afraid it may spread like a disease. I suppose you’ve heard how at the women’s festival of the Good Goddess held at Caesar’s house a man snuck in dressed in female clothing. The Vestal Virgins had to repeat the whole sacrifice. Later Quintus Cornificius (he wasn’t one of our group, in case you were wondering) brought the issue before the senate. 22 H O W T O R UN A CO UN T RY It was referred back to the Vestals and the pontiffs, who formally pronounced the whole affair a sacrilege.
Whoever governs a country must first see to it that citizens keep what belongs to them 37 H O W T O R UN A CO UN T RY and that the state does not take from individuals what is rightfully theirs. When Philippus was a tribune, he proposed a ruinous law to distribute land, though when his bill was voted down he took it very well and accepted defeat graciously. However, when he was defending the bill he pandered shamelessly to the common people, saying that there weren’t more than two thousand people left in the city who owned any property.
A Little of What You Fancy (The Pop Larkin Chronicles, Book 5) by H. E. Bates