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PART I - THE PRESENT
CHAPTER X - OUR DIVERSIONS

with all parties. The storm from King Lear is not going to have any truck with any tosh, no indeed ; and wraps itself up more proudly and tragically in its black and gold though not without hopes of being visited in the long run.
Gordon Craig and the colonies must wait together until we are through that final turnstile. The moment approaches, the clicks grow louder, and people who have actually seen the Dolls' House can now be discerned coming out of it in little spouts, like steam from an exhaust. They look dazed, they wipe their lips. ` What's it like ? 'asks someone, but she cannot reply, for she has caught her reticule in the screws of the exit-apparatus, and as she is forced outward it stretches. ' Oh, dear,' she sighs, ' that might have been one's finger, still it is wonderfully thought out S What has impressed her so ? We shall know in a moment. Neither joyous nor sorrowful, she has certainly been impressed, and she looks at the queue of which she is now the dismembered head, as if she had never belonged either to it or to her reticule, and did not recollect their meaning.
We enter, and all becomes plain. It has indeed been thought out wonderfully. The arrangements for seeing that which has to be seen are colossal. There is no confusion, no emulation, and, of course, no turning back. We find ourselves in a lofty room with a skylight-roof and mansards and cornices of purple. The light pours down exactly as it should, abundant, cold. The floor is divided by railing into terraces, and shelves towards the centre in the style of Dante or an empty swimming bath, and in the centre itself, fully exposed yet somehow or other invisible, rises a most enormous and extraordinary object. What is it ? What is it like ? Why is it so difficult to apprehend ? A blot forms on the vision each time the effort is made. Everything must be like something, so what is this like ? The carcase of a bullock ? Yes, a little like a carcase, and the pallid skin has been peeled off, and is suspended high in air above the complicated interior. These are lungs, those veins, that hole might fit over the horns. But even this simile must not be pressed too far, for bullocks can be observed, whereas Queen Mary's Dolls' House cannot, it is even more elusive than Colonial art, it is the apotheosis of non-being. The ear rather than the eye finds occupation. ` Keep moving,' now says a one-armed Commissionaire who

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