Gertrude Stein





Chapter X
from How Could They Marry Her

        This is the last chapter before ten.
	This is the time which has come.
	I am not deaf to reason.
	We ask it of one another.
	Politely crying.
	Dear me.
	I am going on not to swim but to be careful of who knows.
	Who knows that.
	I do.
	Careless, yes it's careless to be brave.
	I am brave. 
	I am not neglected by my father.
	Please be so kind.
	Please be as kind as you are. Please be kind.
	A little reason for kindling.
	It is a new form of wit.
	Spots and dirt and would you be afraid of a mother.
	Who could scare leaves. I. Surely not I.
	She said she would not go.
	She said I love her so.
	Believe fools. Tell them that they get there first.
	Be attentive. I am going on. She is going too.
	Had you thought that she wasn't.
	Did you think that she hadn't intended to be leaving.
	Had you thought she hadn't been deciding.
	Were you thinking that she hadn't been intending to be going.
	Were you thinking that she wasn't going.
	Have you been thinking that she hadn't intended being going.
	Did you think she wasn't going.
	Were you thinking that she wasn't intending going.
	Mightn't you have been thinking that she hadn't been intending to go.
	Hadn't you been thinking that she hadn't been intending to be going.
	Had you been thinking that she didn't intend to be going.
	Didn't you think she was going.
	Were you thinking she wasn't going.