The 100 Biggest Novels

“She saved her eyes on him as if, although unhappy, mystified, she but had a
fancy for the bowl. ‘Not even when the factor ought to come to items?” After which as
he was silent: “Not even when he ought to should say to me “The Golden Bowl is

“He was nonetheless silent; after which he had his strangest smile. ‘Ah if anyone
ought to WANT to smash it–!’

“She laughed; she nearly admired the little man’s expression. ‘You imply one
may smash it with a hammer?’

“‘Sure, if nothing else would do. Or even perhaps by dashing it with violence–
say upon a marble ground.’


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