The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain : A Satire on Tendencies (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Holy Mountain: A Satire on Tendencies Here, early on a Monday in July, was enacted a series of little scenes which might have been providentially arranged for reproduction on paper bags. A servant in a sluttish print dress, with untidy hair and cap awry, stood for some minutes at the side door talking to the milkman. She put his tie straight (with an eye on another man who was sweeping the odds and ends of the shop across the pavement), heard a voice, took up her jug, and hastened inside to the kitchen. Four rather pinched young women in dowdy black raiment came chattering up the street, passed through the side door, and banged it. Another young woman, Starkey by name, more lissom in figure, better in looks and nattier in dress, hurried up the street from the other end, and likewise disappeared into the Famous Grocery Establish ment. It seemed as if the place and the people had clockwork inside them. With many odd jerks and wrinklings the broad blue blinds of the shop went up. The four young women, all of them greatly smart ened by the addition of white aprons and oversleeves, bustled about between the counters. Miss Starkey took her place in a glass box labelled cash. A hatless child, carrying a pair of bloaters under one arm and a loaf under the other, bought half a pound of castor sugar and a penn'orth of adulterated pepper. The day's business began. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 458g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243301626
  • 9780243301621