Excerpt from Cytherea
The comparison of Peyton Morris's age with his, recalling the fact, to be precise, of his forty-seven years, created a vague questioning dissatisfaction. Suddenly he saw himself - a comfortable body in a comfortable existence, a happy existence, he added sharply - objectively; and the stout figure in knicker hockers, rough stockings, a yellow buckskin jacket and checked cap pulled over a face Which, he felt, was brightly red, surprised and a little annoyed him. In the abrupt appearance of this image it seemed that there had been no transitional years between his slender youth and the present. He had an absurd momentary impression that an act of malicious magic had in a second transformed him into a shape decid edly too heavy for grace. His breathing, where the ground turned upward, was even slightly labored.
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