|"Must call to those Scottish Widows as I promised. Strange name." (U13.1227)|
|"Takes it for granted we're going to pop off first. That widow on Monday was it outside Cramer's that looked at me. Buried the poor husband but progressing favourably on the premium." (U17.1228)|
|"Her widow's mite. Well? What do you expect her to do? Must wheedle her way along. Widower I hate to see. Looks so forlorn. Poor man O'Connor wife and five children poisoned by mussels here. The sewage. Hopeless." (U13.1230)|
|"Some good matronly woman in a porkpie hat to mother him. Take him in tow, platter face and a large apron. Ladies' grey flannelette bloomers, three shillings a pair, astonishing bargain. Plain and loved, loved for ever, they say. Ugly: no woman thinks she is. Love, lie and be handsome for tomorrow we die." (U13.1233)|
|"Turkish. Wore the breeches. Suppose she does. Would I like her in pyjamas?" (U13.1241)|
"Nannetti's gone. Mailboat." (U13.1242)|
As seen on this PC ad, 'magnificent streamers' provided accelerated mail and passenger transport between England and Ireland, some via Holyhead in Anglesey, Northern Wales. The trip from Kingwtown to Holyhead took 3 hrs.
|This PC shows S.S. Hibernia, one of the boats in service on the Irish sea between Dublin and Holyhead in 1904. She was built in 1900, became HMS Tara during WWI, and was sunk by a torpedo in 1915.|
"Near Holyhead by now." (U13.1242)|
This PC shows Nannetti's arrival port of Holyhead, Wales.
What's this? Bit of stick. |
O! Exhausted that female has me. Not so young now. Will she come here tomorrow?" (U13.1252)
"Wait for her somewhere for ever. Must come back. Murderers do. Will I?|
Mr Bloom with his stick gently vexed the thick sand at his foot. Write a message for her. Might remain. What?
"Some flatfoot tramp on it in the morning. Useless. Washed away. Tide comes here. Saw a pool near her foot. Bend, see my face there, dark mirror, breathe on it, stirs. All these rocks with lines and scars and letters. O, those transparent! Besides they don't know. What is the meaning of that other world. I called you naughty boy because I do not like. |
No room. Let it go.
Mr Bloom effaced the letters with his slow boot. Hopeless thing sand. Nothing grows in it. All fades." (U13.1259)
|"All fades. No fear of big vessels coming up here. Except Guinness's barges." (U13.1267)|
"Round the Kish in eighty days. Done half by design." (U13.1268) |
|"He flung his wooden pen away. The stick fell in silted sand, stuck. Now if you were trying to do that for a week on end you couldn't. Chance. We'll never meet again. But it was lovely. Goodbye, dear. Thanks. Made me feel so young." (U13.1270)|
"A bat flew. Here. There. Here. Far in the grey a bell chimed. Mr Bloom with open mouth, his left boot sanded sideways, leaned, breathed. Just for a few |