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Just a Thought

Don’t you know, he asked, that in every piano there lies a song, hidden? The boy shook his head. Just the mumblings of an old man perhaps, but you see, the movement of a pianist’s fingers are purely mechanical, an … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

This expects too much of a man whose life is defined by creating order so that others may make beauty. It expects too much of one who makes rules to ask that he break them. —Daniel Mason/The Piano Tuner

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Just a Thought

“…many women don’t like things I just told you about; English women like men who join armies or compose poetry. Who become doctors. Who can aim pistols.” He smiled. “I don’t know if this makes sense. I have never done … Continue reading

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“It is a nice name,” said Khin Myo. “Yes…yes, I suppose so. I am so used to it that I hardly think of it as a name anymore. When you know someone so well, it is as if they lose … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Well, be careful. You wouldn’t be the first Englishman to fall in love and never go home. Sometimes I think that the only reason we seek new colonies is for their girls. —Daniel Mason/The Piano Tuner

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He felt as if he were in a dream, the reality of the decision still floating above him. He felt himself repeating the nod, as if doing so would make real his decision, would reconcile the insignificance of that movement … Continue reading

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The Piano Tuner

The Piano Tuner By Daniel Mason This novel was really very short, and was a delightful piece all things considered. Set in the late 1880s, a piano tuner, Edgar Drake receives a commission from the British War Office to go … Continue reading

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