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But when the curtain goes up on the day of performance, he will hear the play through, and he will be there to line up with the rest, and take his call. To be part of something one doesn’t in the least understand is, I think, one of the most intriguing things about life. I like living. I have sometimes been wildly despairing, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. So what I plan to do is to enjoy the pleasures of memory–not hurrying myself-writing a few pages from time to time.
Dearie,’ she said gently, ‘you didn’t think he meant it, did you? ’ I nodded dumbly. I had visualised it. A great steaming cauldron on a fire, myself being thrust into it. My agonised screams. It was all deadly real to me. Nursie talked soothingly. It was a way people had of speaking. A kind of joke, as it were. Not a nice man, a very rude, unpleasant man, but he hadn’t meant what he said. It was a joke. It had been no joke to me, and even now when I go into a field a slight tremor goes down my spine.
There was no meanness in him, no jealousy, and he was almost fantastically generous. And he had a natural happiness and serenity. My mother was entirely different. She was an enigmatic and arresting personality–more forceful than my father–startlingly original in her ideas, shy and miserably diffident about herself, and at bottom, I think, with a natural melancholy. Servants and children were devoted to her, and her lightest word was always promptly obeyed. She would have made a first class educator.
Agahta Christie: An Autobiography by Agatha Christie [Christie, Agatha]