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CHAPTER THREE

you have summed up the whole business of man. Are the bees for beauty, for truth? No. Just for existence. Existence, propagation, death, birth, existence, propagation, death, birth, existence, propagation, death ... on and on through the centuries. Why this passion to reproduce oneself rather than to fulfil oneself? Not bees only; men and women. The birth-rate is going down! We are lost! What shall we do without children, more children, still more children, bungalows, more bungalows? Here is a lovely corner of England, but there are no ugly little houses in it! Why aren't we spreading? Why aren't we having more and more families, so that we can keep on and on and on ... reproducing?
I suppose, thought Reginald, we are afraid of ourselves. Like in that game we play at the Hildersham's at Christmas - Up Jenkins. All our hands busy under the table passing the sixpence to each other, all of us trying to get the sixpence into somebody else's hand, so that when the command `Up Jenkins!' comes from across the table, it shall not be we who are responsible, not our hands which shall give away the secret. We have had the sixpence for a moment, we have passed it on successfully to little Tony Hildersham, we have done our part. If he is caught with it, that is his affair, if he has passed it on to the Coleby girl, that is her affair; our hands are clean.
So when we are asked `What did you do with life?' we can answer quickly, `Passed it on, Lord.'
Was that to be Reginald's answer? Well, he had not passed it on yet. He was not sure that he wanted to. He wanted Sylvia a wife, not a mother. But whether he did or not, it would not be his answer to the question, `What did you do with life?' His answer would be, `Loved it terribly and was bewildered by it.'

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