The people expected it of me and I had got to do it; I could feel their two thousand wills pressing me forward, irresistibly.
For at that time I had already made up my mind that imperialism was an evil thing and the sooner I chucked up my job and got out of it the better.
It was like men handling a fish which is still alive and may jump back into the water. I did not know what I could do, but I wanted to see what was happening and I got on to a pony and started out. Then we were sent into the dining-room, where supper was set out on the deal tables.
What made them do it. And another—the publishers get into a stew about this every two or three years—is the unpopularity of short stories.
The world is too much with them. But as soon as I went to work in the bookshop I stopped buying books. Overhead the chestnut branches were covered with blossom, and beyond that great woolly clouds floated almost motionless in a clear sky.
After half a mile it becomes I am not exaggerating an unbearable agony. Doubtless any horoscope seems 'true' if it tells you that you are highly attractive to the opposite sex and your worst fault is generosity. What is surprising, on the other hand, is the immense horizontal distances that have to be travelled underground.
Even centuries hence when the plough drives over the places where coal was once mined, the sites of ancient slag-heaps will still be distinguishable from an aeroplane.
There is a peculiar flavour about the battered unexpected books you pick up in that kind of collection: How bright everything looked, and how sweet the winds did blow, after the gloomy, reeking spike. I was sub-divisional police officer of the town, and in an aimless, petty kind of way anti-European feeling was very bitter.
When the meal was over the cook set me to do the washing-up, and told me to throw away the food that remained. Actually they, snatch a quarter of an hour or so at some time during the shift to eat the food they have brought with them, usually a hunk of bread and dripping and a bottle of cold tea.
There was not really any work to be done there, and I was able to make off and hide in a shed used for storing potatoes, together with some workhouse paupers who were skulking to avoid the Sunday-morning service.
This is not intended to bring the coal out, only to loosen it. Incidentally it makes one of the most awful noises I have ever heard, and sends forth clouds of coal dust which make it impossible to see more than two to three feet and almost impossible to breathe.
Everyone stood aghast, too taken aback even to grab at the dog.
It came bounding among us with a loud volley of barks, and leapt round us wagging its whole body, wild with glee at finding so many human beings together. The room became a press of steaming nudity, the sweaty odours of the tramps competing with the sickly, sub-faecal stench native to the spike.
The older men said I was right, the younger men said it was a damn shame to shoot an elephant for killing a coolie, because an elephant was worth more than any damn Coringhee coolie. They used to go on doing this even when they were pregnant.
Coming back is worse than going, not only because you are already tired out but because the journey back to the shaft is slightly uphill. Even smoking had ceased, for a tramp's only tobacco is picked-up cigarette ends, and, like a browsing beast, he starves if he is long away from the pavement-pasture.
I believe, though, that the writers are more to blame here than the readers. I disinterred my eightpence and took the road with Nobby, a respectable, downhearted tramp who carried a spare pair of boots and visited all the Labour Exchanges.
It was a tiny incident in itself, but it gave me a better glimpse than I had had before of the real nature of imperialism—the real motives for which despotic governments act. At the second shot he did not collapse but climbed with desperate slowness to his feet and stood weakly upright, with legs sagging and head drooping.
I am not a manual labourer and please God I never shall be one, but there are some kinds of manual work that I could do if I had to. But if left to itself the air will take the shortest way round, leaving the deeper workings unventilated; so all the short cuts have to be partitioned off.
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