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Topic: Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title.
Posted: Monday, December 22, 2014 12:13:43 PM
[quote=Dr WWWW]From Chapter 5 of Jacob's Room

The motor omnibuses were locked. Mr. Spalding going to the city looked at Mr. Charles Budgeon bound for Shepherd’s Bush. The proximity of the omnibuses gave the outside passengers an opportunity to stare into each other’s faces. Yet few took advantage of it. Each had his own business to think of. Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title, James Spalding, or Charles Budgeon, and the passengers going the opposite way could read nothing at all—save “a man with a red moustache,” “a young man in grey smoking a pipe.”

I can see it clearly now by the author perpective. That is great! Thanks for your collaboration Dr WWWW.
Topic: Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title.
Posted: Monday, December 22, 2014 9:48:36 AM
sandeep patra wrote:
Secrets are meant to be hidden as their disclosure leads to discomfort.

Quite wise what you said. I think it matches perfectly with the quote.


His friends could only read the title - It matches on nowadays context as well. People usually don't have a deep conversation as it used to be, rather than engage in a good conversation they get immersed in the technology bias. This picture sum very well it- https://twitter.com/jroy5/status/503594436862160897/photo/1
Topic: this morning today since
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:07:36 PM
All of the three sentences are correct.
Topic: ing form
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:53:32 PM
No, to sound more natural you should use 'while'
While you were going there...

When you called, he was watching his baby.
(short interruption; "at the moment")

While he was talking, he was holding his baby.
(ongoing; "during the time")
Topic: There is- There's
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:36:48 PM
'thank you all