G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 1, 2014)
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THE consulting-rooms of Dr Orion Hood, the eminent criminologist and professional in definite ethical issues, lay alongside the sea-front at Scarborough, in a chain of very huge and well-lighted french home windows, which confirmed the North Sea like one unending outer wall of blue-green marble. In this sort of position the ocean had anything of the monotony of a blue-green dado: for the chambers themselves have been governed all through through a bad tidiness no longer not like the poor tidiness of the ocean. It must never be meant that Dr Hood's residences excluded luxurious, or maybe poetry. these items have been there, of their position; yet one felt that they have been by no means allowed out in their position. luxurious used to be there: there stood upon a different desk 8 or ten bins of the simplest cigars; yet they have been equipped upon a plan in order that the most powerful have been constantly nearest the wall and the mildest nearest the window. A tantalus containing 3 varieties of spirit, all of a liqueur excellence, stood continuously in this desk of luxurious; however the fanciful have asserted that the whisky, brandy, and rum appeared regularly to face on the comparable point. Poetry used to be there: the left-hand nook of the room used to be coated with as entire a suite of English classics because the correct hand might exhibit of English and international physiologists. but when one took a quantity of Chaucer or Shelley from that rank, its absence aggravated the brain like a spot in a man's entrance enamel. one can no longer say the books have been by no means learn; most likely they have been, yet there has been a feeling in their being chained to their areas, just like the Bibles within the previous church buildings. Dr Hood handled his deepest book-shelf as though it have been a public library. And if this strict clinical intangibility steeped even the cabinets weighted down with lyrics and ballads and the tables weighted down with drink and tobacco, it is going with no announcing that but extra of such heathen holiness safe the opposite cabinets that held the specialist's library, and the opposite tables that sustained the frail or even fairylike tools of chemistry or mechanics.