I prefer men to cauliflowers
"Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.
For Lucy had her work cut out for her. The doors would be taken off their hinges; Rumpelmayer's men were coming. And then, thought Clarissa Dalloway, what a morning-fresh as if issued to children on a beach.
What a lark! What a plunge! For so it had always seemed to her, when, with a little squeak of the hinges, which she could hear now, she had burst open the French windows and plunged at Bourton into the open air. How fresh, how calm, stiller than this of course, the air was in the early morning; like the flap of a wave; the kiss of a wave; chill and sharp and yet (for a girl of eighteen as she then was) solemn, feeling as she did, standing there at the open window, that something awful was about to happen; looking at the flowers, at the trees with the smoke winding off them and the rooks rising, falling; standing and looking until Peter Walsh said, "Musing among the vegetables?"-was that it?-"I prefer men to cauliflowers"-was that it? He must have said it at breakfast one morning when she had gone out on to the terrace-Peter Walsh. He would be back from India one of these days, June or July, she forgot which, for his letters were awfully dull; it was his sayings one remembered; his eyes, his pocket-knife, his smile, his grumpiness and, when millions of things had utterly vanished-how strange it was!-a few sayings like this about cabbages."
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|List of works mentioned in The Voyage Out|| ||1||LucindaLibri, September 2016|
|MESSAGE BOARD|| ||3||Nickelini, July 2013|
|The Voyage Out - a horrible review|| ||1||Nickelini, December 2011|
|What VW book have you read lately?|| ||32||MusicMom41, May 2011|
|Favourite Virginia Woolf Novel|| ||56||perlle, September 2010|
|Biography of VW by Hermione Lee.|| ||3||Nickelini, March 2010|
|Happy Birthday, Virginia|| ||2||aluvalibri, January 2010|
|she would buy the flowers herself|| ||18||sylvan_eyre, November 2009|
|Collected Essays, Times Literary Supplement, Claire Harman|| ||1||DieterBoehm, June 2009|
|VW conversation elsewhere at LT|| ||1||Nickelini, February 2009|
|The Essays of Virginia Woolf Vol 5|| ||6||juliette07, January 2009|
|About Virginia Woolf|| ||19||theaelizabet, December 2008|
|Orlando - Discussions on Chapters 5 & 6|| ||12||ludmillalotaria, November 2008|
|Orlando - Discussions on Chapters 3 & 4|| ||10||nmhale, November 2008|
|Orlando - Discussions on Chapters 1 & 2|| ||15||nmhale, November 2008|
|Group Read - Orlando - Who's in...|| ||54||kjellika, October 2008||
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