1st draft, November 1923, I.3§3 draft level 0

MS British Library 47471b 8-9 Draft details

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First these outrages were thought to have been instigated by either or both of the rushy hollow heroines but one |ashortly aftera| drank carbolic |ashortly after with all her life before hera| and her sister in love, finding |aonce while doing chores thata| she stripped well, |afelt began to feela| her hat too small for her |aand took to |bneckingb| selling her spare time in the haymows & blanka|. But a little thought will allow the facts to fall in and take up their due places. If violence to life, limb and goods has as often as not been the expression, direct or through male agents, of offended womanhood has not levy of blackmail from the earliest ages followed upon in worldlywise

First, there was a gateway for the suroptimist had bought and enlarged that shack |aunder fair rental of 1 yearly sheep, value 6d & 1 small pig, value 8d,a| to grow old & happy in |afor the remaining yearsa| and when everything was got up for the purpose he put a gate on the place and the gate was locked to keep HCE in, in case he felt |asticking out his chest too far anda| like tempting providence. It ought to be always remembered that there was a commercial stopping in the hotel |abefore thata| and he missed six pounds fifteen and he found his overcoat disturbed. The gate business was all threats & abuse. Humphrey's unsolicited visitor said through the gate first that he would break his head, next that he would then break the gate over his head and finally give him his (Humphrey's) blood to drink.
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He |ademanded drinka| kept abusing him from ten thirty till one in the afternoon without a lunch interval. Earwicker, longsuffering, |aunder restraint in the sitting-out corner of his conservatory, |bthough it was as easy as kisshand for him to call up Crumlin Exchangeb| with only his thermos flask by hima| compiled a long list |ato be kept on file (now feared lost)a| of all the abusive names he was called |a(informer, Old fruit, funnyface, Yellow whig, Bogsides, muddleunread)a| but did not other wise reply |abeyond such sedentaritya| because, as he afterwards explained, |atouching his wounded feelings,a| the dominican mission was on at the time & he thought that might reform him. The |amore than considerably unpleasanta| bullocky |afinally before hea| rang off |apegged a few stones, all of a size,a| |aand then |bpossibly butb| seeing the seriousness of what he had not done, made him leave down the stones & having sobered up somewhat,a| & left the scene|a, proceeding in the direction of the deaf & dumb institution,a| after exhorting him to come |aout outsidea| so that he cd burst him up.