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Sep 18, Luna rated it really liked it Shelves: read-for-school , read-in Nov 23, Alina rated it really liked it. Mrs Foster had the eternal fear of being late and this fact irritated her husband, whose name was Eugene. One day Mrs Foster was going to fly to Paris by plane. Long before departure Mrs.
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Mrs Foster was always nervous in such moments but she never contradicted Eugene because she was always repetition a loyal and loving wife. Their daughter got had got, the sequence of tenses married some years ago and lived in Paris with her husband and little pretty pretty little, because emotionally coloured adjectives usually go first children.
At a quarter to ten Mrs. She began to hurry the servants, who gathered were packing up her things. Tears were welling up in her eyes and that made her even more nervous, which and it was reflected in her gestures.
Foster was telling about her grandchildren very enthusiastically but suddenly her husband came and announced that it was time to go. Foster glanced at the sky. After it he concluded that the flight might be canceled cancelled but he quickly noticed noticed quickly that his words irritated his spouse and he changed the topic of the conversation in a quick manner. They chatted on abstract topics so long. Their car slowly moved down the street moved down the street slowly but Mrs Foster pestered her husband relentlessly.
He tried to maintain indifference and only few people could notice some changes in his mood.
The Way Up to Heaven and Other Stories
Suddenly the driver slowed down because they arrived at the airport and Mrs Foster found out that the flight delayed was being delayed. Foster offered to his wife offered his wife to wait for her but she refused and they said goodbye to each other. Foster spent a lot of time on the bench near the airport. She wanted to stay there but she was very exhausted and so she called home.
She had to get home herself. He asked his wife about her health and they went into different rooms. He asked her some questions and Mrs. Foster went out. Some minutes later her husband went out but Mrs. Foster noticed that he found out something in the pocket of his coat. It turned out that Eugene was looking for a gift for my their daughter, which he had forgotten in the house. Suddenly Mrs.
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Foster noticed a forgotten gift between the seats of the car but she had no opportunity to connect with her husband. She diligently tried to hear the noise behind the door but when she heard noting , she asked the driver to take her to the airport. She hurried to the driver and still had a plane well, what do you mean?.. She saw her grandchildren but six weeks passed very quickly and it was time to go home. When she arrived to New York, she noticed that nobody met her but when she came home, she was surprised more.
The woman was scared, but decided to check out the version that she had.
Some minutes later she returned. As Mrs Foster is prisoned in the gloomy house and rarely goes out to visit her grand daughter in Paris. One day, she stands up and fights for herself. She does not want to live with her husband any longer, she hates being prisoned. While conspiring her plan, she stays still and calm as nothing has happened to her poor husband. Dec 26, Ant rated it really liked it. Liked this story, mostly in a Shirley Jackson 'The Lottery' way Just give your husband a lift!
The very name of the author - Roald Dahl, who really proved to be mercilessly shrewd once again — makes you read the story ready to face another sheep, resurrected by sin to become a wolf. As you open the book, an image of a weirdly obsessed woman is drawn for you — her name is Mrs. Oh, what a cruel husband! Indeed, who does not have a bee in his bonnet? Definitely, not Mr. Foster, a seventy-year-old respectable gentleman, who left his successful enterprises to live out his days in peaceful wealth.
Actually, the whole family leaves a gloomy impression, though the picture of their life seems to be more than desirable. But the 6-storeyed house full of servants just makes the family look more dull and cold. This all sounds like a typical story of two spouses whose passion is long gone and whose peculiarities has turned into annoying habits in their own eyes. The story tells us about rather a common day of Mr. Foster, but extremely long-awaited one for his wife. These are their accounts:.
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Former skeptic recounts time in heaven It had been a good trip. The couple spent the week enjoying people, the food and the culture. But that morning, Neal's husband wasn't feeling well. So he stayed behind while she joined their friends on a section of river well known for its waterfalls and drops of 10 to 15 feet. Neal crested at the top of the first big drop in the river. She looked down into what she later described as a bottomless pit. The front end of her boat got pinned in the rocks, submerging her in the water.