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August 29, 2012

No one liked knocking on an open door

“A dear little wooden gate opened on to the rising path and above it the front door stood wide open. ‘Coee,’ she called, wondering briefly what others said when they arrived at an open door and thus were deprived of the opportunity to knock. Italians, Zulus, Serbs, Welshmen. What did they say? No one liked knocking on an open door. It was unnatural.” –Alice Thomas Ellis, The Fairy Tale

2 thoughts on “No one liked knocking on an open door”

  1. AMT says:

    … i find this observation immediately true, and then quite unsettling. true, but odd. why? why? i feel this will bother me for ages.

  2. Danielle says:

    Nice post which wondering briefly what others said when they arrived at an open door and thus were deprived of the opportunity to knock. Italians, Zulus, Serbs, Welshmen. Thanks a lot for posting.

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