Ford Madox Ford Would Know

Oh this is the last two pages of A Man Could Stand Up, isn’t it. Too easy. Whoever decided to reveal this frame this afternoon obviously knew I would know.

He staggered, smiling, into the centre of the room. An officer pushed her into the centre of the room. She was against him. Khaki encircled them. They began to yell and to prance, joining hands.


Tietjens was stretching out his two hands from the waist. It was incomprehensible. His right hand was behind her back, his left in her right hand. She was frightened. She was amazed. Did you ever! He was swaying slowly. The elephant! They were dancing!