Kate Grenville


This is Albion Gidley Singer at the pen, a man with a weakness for a good fact. The first fact is always the hardest: you must begin somewhere, and such is the nature of this intractable universe that you must start with a thing admitted but undemonstrable. Myself, for example. I am a thing admitted, I close a drawer on my hand or slice my chin with my razor and admit myself to be, but it is a source of grief to me that I am undemonstrable, in spite of hands scarred by drawers, and blood spurting from my chin.



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