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bored me. But being there didn't bore me; although I was rather fragile
looking at the time.
But you really worked.
Oh, yes, I worked. I didn't expect to get any credit, but before I left college
for good I wanted to have had some experience at Oxford, because for some reason
or other I had read books which made me think that it would be a singularly
charming atmosphere and it certainly was.
And the life you led wasn't entirely scholartic. Did you have a social life as
Oh, I had plenty of social life. Vesta Wood had a number of friends, various
people at Magdalene, including a man called Harry Valard, and it was very
I must say I didn't have any romances. I don't recall being terribly--at the
University of Wisconsin, I think I had crushes on people without having had any
real with whom I was then friendly or greatly involved. They were really too
young for me. I was really too old for boys my age, and their concerns were too
different from what mine were.
This was a problem with you.
Yes, I was always too old for my contemporaries.
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