Nor did Penelopeexist. The Penelope Juliet sought was gone. The woman Heather had spotted inEdmonton, the mother who had brought her sons to Edmonton to get their schooluniforms, who had changed in face and body so that Heather did not recognizeher, was nobody Juliet knew.
Does Juliet believe this?
If Gary saw that shewas agitated he pretended not to notice. But it was probably on this eveningthat they both understood they would never be together. If it had been possiblefor them to be together she might have said to him, My daughter went away without telling megood-bye and in fact she probably did not know then that she was going. She didnot know it was for good. Then gradually, I believe, it dawned on her how much shewanted to stay away. It is just a way that she has found to manage her life.
“It’s maybe theexplaining to me that she can’t face. Or has not time for, really. You know, wealways have the idea that there is this reason or that reason and we keeptrying to find out reasons. And I could tell you plenty about what I’ve donewrong. But I think the reason may be something not so easily dug out. Somethinglike purity in her nature. Yes. Some fineness and strictness and purity, somerock-hard honesty in
her. My father used to say of someone he disliked,that he had no use for that person. Couldn’t those words mean simply what theysay? Penelope does not have a use for me.
Maybe she can’t stand me. It’s possible.
翻译划线句子。 这句也是比较简单的句子。 100HY