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used in Running in the Family

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  • By the time she was twenty she was living in Colombo and tentatively engaged to Shelton de Saram—a very good looking and utterly selfish man.
    p. 113.8
  • He had a good time, becoming briefly engaged to a Russian countess, even taking a short trip to Ireland supposedly to fight against the Rebels when the university closed down for its vacation.
    p. 32.1
  • Instead he went out at dinnertime for a few hours and came back to announce that he had become engaged to Kaye Roseleap—his sister Stephy's closest English friend.
    p. 32.7
  • Two weeks after he arrived in Ceylon, my father came home one evening to announce that he was engaged to a Doris Gratiaen.
    p. 33.1
  • I am not sure how long he had known my mother before the engagement.
    p. 33.5
  • It is said he was enchanted with both girls, but Noel married Dorothy while my father became engaged to Noel's sister.
    p. 34.5
  • This engagement of my father's was not as popular as the Roseleap one.
    p. 34.6
  • He bought Doris Gratiaen a huge emerald engagement ring which he charged to his father's account.
    p. 34.7
  • His quiet life in Kegalle was interrupted, however, when Doris Gratiaen wrote to break off the engagement.
    p. 35.3
  • After a large meal and more drink my father announced that now he must shoot himself because Doris had broken off the engagement.
    p. 35.8
  • The next day the problems were solved and the engagement was established once more.
    p. 35.9
  • When my mother eventually announced her engagement to my father, Lalla turned to friends and said, "What do you think, darling, she's going to marry an Ondaatje .... she's going to marry a Tamil!"
    p. 118.9

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