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[H] Games [W] Visage, A Hat in Time, Tower Unite, Mega Man 11, CODE VEIN, Offers

2023.03.21 23:30 Mizzno [H] Games [W] Visage, A Hat in Time, Tower Unite, Mega Man 11, CODE VEIN, Offers

For sale, for Steam gift cards (or gifted Steam Wallet balance):

For trade:
*tentatively up for trade, assuming I buy the bundle


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2023.03.21 22:40 TheYoungLiar [H] Steam Games [W] Paypal (US)

Offering these for trade:
112 Operator
Aliens vs. Predator Collection
Avernum 3: Ruined World
Book of Demons
Broken Age
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
Civilization VI
Crying Suns
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Dear Esther Landmark
Desperados 3
Drawful 2
Draw Slasher
Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem Forever Hail to the Icons
Earth X
Endless Space 2
Evan's Remains
Full Throttle Remastered
Fury Unleashed
Go Home Dinosaurs
Grim Fandango Remastered
LEGO Jurassic World
LEGO Marvel's Avengers
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Nex Machina
Orbital Racer
PGA 2019
PGA 2K21
Popup Dungeon
Project Warlock
Raji: An Ancient Epic
Red Solstice 2
Ring of Pain
Slinger VR
Super Meat Boy
Super Meat Boy Forever
STAR WARS Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy
STAR WARS Knights of the Old Republic II
The Long Dark
War of Mine
WWE 2K Battlegrounds (Base Game)
Yoku's Island Express
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2023.03.21 22:31 OneWheelMan [H] Priced bundled games (no HB choice games) / [W] Paypal (EU)

All games are obtained by ME. If the game has a region lock, it will be locked to EU region.

Paypal F&F or G&S - fees on you.

Lower rep goes first.


112 Operator
112 Operator
2064: Read Only Memories
7 Billion Humans
911 Operator
911 Operator
A Fisherman's Tale
A Little Golf Journey
A Long Way Down
Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!
After The Fall
Agent in Depth
Alchemist's Castle
Arcade Paradise - Arcade Paradise EP
Arcade Spirits
Arise: A Simple Story
Arizona Sunshine
Aviary Attorney
AWAKE - Definitive Edition
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
Baldur's Gate: Faces of Good and Evil
Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear
Bean Stalker
Bionic Commando
Broken Age
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
Car Mechanic Simulator VR
Cats and the Other Lives
Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder
CHANGE: A Homeless Survival Experience
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Click and Slay
Combat Tested
Corridor Z
Cosmic Express
Crash Drive 2
Cris Tales
Crying Suns
Cube Escape Collection
Dagon - The Eldritch Box DLC
Dark Deity
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
Death and Taxes
Death Squared
Detached: Non-VR Edition
Devil May Cry 5 + Vergil
Devil May Cry HD Collection
DmC Devil May Cry
Doughlings: Arcade
Doughlings: Invasion
Draw Slasher
Drawful 2
Driftland: The Magic Revival
Epistory - Typing Chronicles
Eternal Threads
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Expeditions: Viking
Farming Simulator 17
Field of Glory II
Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue
Flynn: Son of Crimson
Forgotton Anne
Frick, Inc.
From Space
Fury Unleashed
GameGuru Classic
Garden Paws
Gauntlet - Necromancer
Gauntlet Slayer Edition + DLC Necromancer
Gift of Parthax
Go Home Dinosaurs!
Going Under
Golf Gang
Gotham Knights
Guilty Gear X2 #Reload
Guns & Fishes
Hack 'n' Slash + Soundtrack (& Spacebase GIFT)
Hamilton's Great Adventure
Harmony's Odyssey
Homeworld Remastered Collection
Human Resource Machine
Hyper Gunsport
Hypnospace Outlaw
I Am Fish
I Expect You To Die
ibb & obb - Best Friends Forever Double Pack
Ice Age: Scrat's Nutty Adventure
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition
Into the Pit
Izmir: An Independence Simulator
Journey For Elysium
Just Die Already
King and Assassins
Kingdom Two Crowns
Lair of the Clockwork God
Lair of the Clockwork God
Last Resort Island
Learn Japanese To Survive - Hiragana Battle
Learn Japanese To Survive! Kanji Combat
Learn Japanese To Survive! Katakana War
Learning Factory
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
LEGO Jurassic World
LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes
LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes 2
LEGO MARVEL's Avengers
LEGO The Hobbit + 3 DLCs
LEGO The Hobbit DLC 1 - The Big Little Character Pack
LEGO The Hobbit DLC 2 - Side Quest Character Pack
LEGO The Hobbit DLC 3 - The Battle Pack
LEGO The Lord of the Rings
Lighthouse Keeper
Little Orpheus
Love Letter
Luna's Fishing Garden
Lust from Beyond: M Edition
Meow Express
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition
Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition
MirrorMoon EP
Moon Hunters
Mortal Kombat 11
Mount & Blade: Warband
Murder by Numbers
Nanotale - Typing Chronicles
Neverwinter Nights: Dark Dreams of Furiae
Neverwinter Nights: Infinite Dungeons
Neverwinter Nights: Pirates of the Sword Coast
Neverwinter Nights: Tyrants of the Moonsea
Neverwinter Nights: Wyvern Crown of Cormyr
Neverwinter Nights: Darkness Over Daggerford
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition
Non-Stop Raiders
Orbital Racer
Orbital Racer
Out of Reach: Treasure Royale
Pandemic: The Board Game + Mutation + Roles & Events
Pathfinder: Kingmaker
PAYDAY 2: F*ck Cancer - Big Mike Mask
Pill Baby
Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition
Planet TD
Police Stories
Project Chemistry
Radio Commander
Railway Empire
Rayon Riddles - Rise of the Goblin King
Red Faction: Armageddon
Remnants of Naezith
Renowned Explorers: International Society
Rescue Party: Live!
Rise of the Slime
River City Girls
Roarr! Jurassic Edition
RPG Maker VX
Rym 9000
Say No! More
Shooty Fruity
Sifu Deluxe Edition Upgrade Bundle
Slinger VR
Small World 2 + Be not Afraid + Cursed + Grand Dames
Songs of Iron
Soul Axiom Rebooted
Soul Searching
Space Crew: Legendary Edition
State of Decay 2
Steel Rats
Stick Fight: The Game
Strange Brigade
Strange Brigade
Street Fighter V
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones
Supraland Six Inches Under
Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon
System Shock 2
System Shock: Enhanced Edition
Takelings House Party
Tales of the Neon Sea
Tales of the Tiny Planet
Telefrag VR
Terra Alia
The Almost Gone
The Amazing American Circus
The Amazing American Circus
The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets
The Hong Kong Massacre
The Inner World
The LEGO Movie - Videogame
The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game
The Smurfs - Mission Vileaf
The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia
The USB Stick Found in the Grass
The Wizards - Dark Times
Ticket to Ride
Titan Quest Anniversary Edition
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove
Tooth and Tail
Turbo Golf Racing
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Until You Fall
Vault of the Void
Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus
We are alright (Wszystko z nami w porządku)
West of Dead
while True: learn()
White Day: A Labyrinth Named School
Winkeltje The Little Shop
Worms Rumble
X-Morph: Defense Complete Pack
X-Morph: Defense Complete Pack
Yoku's Island Express
Yonder The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
You Can Kana
Zombie Driver HD Complete Edition
SGS flair
IGS flair
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2023.03.21 18:26 Jaxper [OFFER][STEAM] Multiple bundle leftovers

Hi all,
Wanted to share some games from bundles in the past with folks here that I either don't foresee myself playing or already have.
Along with your request, share your most recent game that you "couldn't put down"! Make sure to link your Steam ID in the comment per the rules.
Disclaimer: some keys may not work due to age/restrictions/etc. or redeemed without recollection. Apologies in advance if it happens with your request!
I'll do my best to keep this list as up to date as possible.
Games Available:
112 Operator
911 Operator
Alien Colonial Marines Collection
Black Moon Chronicles
Book of Demons
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Cook Serve Delicious
Cook Serve Delicious 3!
Corridor Z
Cyber Ops
Dagon: by H. P. Lovecraft - The Eldritch Box DLC
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Deadly 30
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
Draw Slasher
Drawful 2
Game Dev Studio
Go Home Dinosaurs
Gone Home
Horror Story: Hallowseed
Hotshot Racing
Iron Fisticle
Just Die Already
Lust for Darkness
Lust from Beyond: M Edition
Motorcycle Mechanic Simulator 2021
NecroVisioN: Lost Company
New Star Soccer 5
Orbital Racer
Out of Reach: Treasure Royale
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind
Post Void
Radio Commander
Roarr! Jurassic Edition
Say No! More
Slain: Back from Hell
Star Wolves
Star Wolves
Stealth Inc 2
System Shock: Enhanced Edition
The Amazing American Circus
The Black Heart
The Falconeer
The USB Stick Found in the Grass
This War of Mine
Treasure Hunter Simulator
White Night
Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny
World's Dawn
Wounded - The Beginning
X-Morph: Defense Complete Pack
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
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2023.03.21 14:52 CapMinimum [H] A lot of keys [W] TF2 Keys

112 Operator 911 Operator 12 is Better Than 6
A City Sleeps Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders Amnesia: The Dark Descent; Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (Bundle) A New Beginning - Final Cut A Virus Named TOM A Wizard's Lizard Arcade Paradise - Arcade Paradise EP Act of Aggression Adorables Amnesia: Rebirth Amerzone: The Explorer’s Legacy (x2) Anomaly 2 (x2) Auditorium Aviary Attorney Anomaly Defenders ARIDA: Backland's Awakening
Bad Hotel Ball of Wonder Banners of Ruin BARRIER X (x2) Beholder Bionic Commando Black Book Black Moon Chronicles Blacksad Black Moon Chronicles Blazing Chrome Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition Blue Fire Bomber Crew - Deluxe Edition (Game + Season Pass)
Candy Blast Cheap Golf Chasm Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Cities in Motion 2 Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Corridor Z Crying Suns Curse: The Eye of Isis
Dark Jungle Darkstone (x2) Dear Esther: Landmark Edition DEPLOYMENT Deponia Disciples: Liberation Draw Slasher Drawful 2 Driftland: The Magic Revival DV: Rings of Saturn Duke of Alpha Centauri Dungeon Adventure DOOM II DOOM 64 DOOM (1993) DreadOut Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh Doorways: Prelude
EarthX Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes Encased ENDLESS™ Space 2 Escape from Naraka
Fallback: Uprising (X2) Figment Five Dates Fractal: Make Blooms Not War Fury Unleashed Field of Glory II
Golden Light Garfield Kart - Furious Racing (x2) GameGuru Classic Gem Deeps Gemini Rue Geometric Sniper Glittering sword Go Home Dinosaurs! Going Under Gotham City Impostors Free to Play: Professional Impostor Kit
Heavy Bullets Hellbound Hexologic HOARD Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! Hue (x2)
I am not a Monster: First Contact (x2) Infommi In Between (x2) Inner Call Intake Iron Danger
Jack Lumber Jessika Joe Danger 2: The Movie Journey of a Roach
KHOLAT Kingdom Defense
Leviathan: Warships Leisure Suit Larry 7 - Love for Sail (x2) LIMBO Lost Castle Lornsword Winter Chronicle (x2) Lust for Darkness Lust from Beyond: M Edition
Magicka: Wizard Wars E3 Robe Magicka + 2 DLC
NecroWorm Neverout Nex Machina
Orcs Must Die! GOTY Orbital Racer Out of Reach: Treasure Royale
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, ArcaniA, Darksiders II, and SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny (Bundle) Particula Perfect (VR) Pathway Pawnbarian PAYDAY 2 (x2) PGA TOUR 2K21 Pixplode Popup Dungeon Port Royale 3 Gold
Rogue Lords Radio Commander Red Risk ReignMaker Risen 2: Dark Waters, Sacred 2: Gold Edition, Saints Row 2, and Saints Row: The Third (Bundle) Ring of Pain Roarr! Jurassic Edition Roboquest Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Rustler Rise of the Slime
Saviour of Humanity Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice shapez shapez - Puzzle DLC Shelter 2 Shiba Army Shing! Slash It Slinger VR Solar 2 Soulblight Space Redemption Space Theory Splasher Splice STONE Starpoint Gemini Warlords Starpoint Gemini Warlords: Cycle of Warfare Starpoint Gemini Warlords - Deadly Dozen Starpoint Gemini Warlords: Endpoint Starpoint Gemini Warlords: Rise of Numibia Starpoint Gemini Warlords: Titans Return Starpoint Gemini Warlords - Upgrade to Digital Deluxe Starship Annihilator Stick Fight: The Game Still Life (x2) Sudden Strike 4 Sifu Deluxe Edition Upgrade Bundle (EPIC GAMES STORE) Super Golf 2018 Supraland Songbringer Surviving Mars System Shock: Enhanced Edition S.W.I.N.E. HD Remaster (x4) Steel Rats™ Safety First! Space Crew: Legendary Edition
Telefrag VR Tharsis The Amazing American Circus The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav The Doorbreaker The Innsmouth Case (x2) The Nightmare Cooperative The Shadowland The Showdown Effect The Trigger The Village The Walking Dead: Season Two The Whispered World Special Edition This War of Mine ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove Toki (x2) Toki Tori 2+ Tooth and Tail Tower of Fate Treasure Hunter Simulator Tropico 4 Collector's Bundle
Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer's Legacy
Viking Sisters V-Rally 4
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide War of the Roses: Kingmaker Warlock - Master of the Arcane WARSAW We are alright West of Dead Where the Water Tastes Like Wine Wordle Wordle 2 Wordle 3 WarriOrb War Solution - Casual Math Game When Ski Lifts Go Wrong Wounded - The Beginning
X-Morph: Defense + European Assault, Survival of the Fittest, and Last Bastion DLC XPock
Yoku's Island Express Yesterday Origins
Z Runaway
GOG: Liberated Wanderlust Travel Stories
E3 Digital Ticket: EVE Online: Rifter Ship Skin EVE Online: Trial Key Gratuitous Space Battles Multiplayer Warframe Booster Pack
Desura: Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle Desura Humble Frozenbyte Bundle Desura Humble Indie Bundle #2 Desura Humble Indie Bundle #3 Desura
Origin: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising Populous
Possibly taken, might still be active (I will send first, in case they're taken) (Games below that are also listed above are extra keys): Beyond The Wire Star Wars Squadrons (Origin) Necromunda: Hired Gun Gamedec Siege Survival: Gloria Victis Rustler Farmer's Dynasty Between The Stars Midnight Protocol Banner of Ruin Red Solstice 2: Survivors Nebuchandnezzar Police Stories Atom RPG Trudograd
New (steam keys): Leviathan Dungeon of Elements Freeze the time Red points Ruthless Safari Starman in space Super Robolom The Last Hope Atomic Bomb - Crypto War Hidden Post-Apocalyptic 4 Top-Down 3D My Darkest Witch Myasoid Warhammer 40,000 Mechanicus Survivalist Caveblazers
TF2 Keys (open to offers on amount)

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2023.03.21 12:39 AnderLouis_ Hail and Farewell (George Moore) - Chapter 6.3

Today's Reading, via Project Gutenberg:
The station is about a mile distant from the town, whither the hotel omnibus took us, and having ordered dinner to be ready in an hour's time, we went out to see the streets, Edward, as usual, seeking the church, which was found at last. But I did not follow him into it, the evening being so fine that it seemed to me shameful to miss any moment of it. Never were the streets of Rothenburg more beautiful than that evening, not even when the costumes of old time moved through them. A more beautiful sky never unfolded, and girls, passing with alert steps and roguish glances, answering their admirers with sallies of impertinent humour, are always delightful. They and the sky absorbed my attention, for it is natural for me to admire what is permanent, whereas Edward is attached to the transitory. He had just come out of the church, where he had discovered a few bits of old glass, and he was talking of these eagerly, and congratulating himself that we had seen everything there was to be seen in Rothenburg, and would be able to go away next morning. His hurry to leave shocked me not a little. It semed indeed like an insult to go into a town, look about one, and rush away again without bestowing a thought upon the people who lived in it. So did I speak to him, telling him that while he had been poking about in the church I had been thinking of a sojourn of six months in Rothenburg in some pretty lodging which one could easily find tomorrow, and the attendance of a sweet German girl. From her it would be possible to learn a little German, rejoicing in her presence in the room while she repeated a phrase, so that we might catch the sound of the words. At the end of the day it would be pleasant to wander with my few mouthfuls of German into the fields, and make new acquaintances. The whole of my life would not be spent in Rothenburg, but enough of it to acquire a memory of Rothenburg. But Edward did not understand me. All he cared to study were the monuments and the public buildings, and from them he could learn all there was worth knowing about the people that had made them, all people being more or less disagreeable to him, I said to myself; especially women, I added, noticing that he averted his eyes from the girls that passed in twos and threes; and as if desirous to distract my attention from them, he called upon me to admire a very wide, red-tiled roof, and some old lanterns hung on a chain across the street. These things and the hillside over against our window interested Edward more than any man or woman could; quaint little houses went up the hillside like the houses in Dürer's pictures. There are quite a number of them in his picture of Fortune. Everybody knows the woman who stands on the world holding a chalice in one hand; she does not hold it straight, as she would have done if the painter had been an inferior artist: Dürer leaned it a little towards the spectator. Over one arm hangs some curious bridle, at least in the engraving it seems to be a bridle with many bits and chains; and every one of these and the reins are drawn with a precision which gives them beauty. Dürer's eyes saw very clearly, and they had to see clearly, and steadily, to interest us in that great rump and thigh. One wonders who the model was, and why Dürer chose her. Degas more than once drew a creature as short-legged and as bulky, and the model he chose was the wife of a butcher in the Rue La Rochefoucauld. The poor creature arrived in all her finery, the clothes which she wore when she went to Mass on Sunday, and her amazement and her disappointment are easily imagined when Degas told her he wanted her to pose for the naked. She was accompanied by her husband, and knowing her to be not exactly a Venus de Milo, he tried to dissuade Degas, and Edward who has had little experience of life, expressed surprise that a husband should not guard his wife's honour more vigilantly; but he laughed when I told that Degas had assured the butcher that the erotic sentiment was not strong in him, and he liked my description of the poor, deformed creature standing in front of a tin bath, gripping her flanks with both hands—his bias towards ecclesiasticism enables him to sympathise with the Middle Ages, and its inherent tendency to regard women as inferior, and to keep them out of sight.
It's strange, I said to myself, to feel so different from one's fellows, to be exempt from all interest and solicitude for the female, to be uninfluenced by that beauty which sex dowers her with, and which achieves such marvels in the heart. We go to our mistresses as to Goddesses, and the peasant, though he does not think of Goddesses, thinks of the wife waiting for him at his fireside, with a tender, kindly emotion of which the labour of the fields has not been able to rob him. It's wonderful to come into the world unconcerned with the other sex, Edward.
You think I hate women. You're quite wrong. I don't hate women, only they seem absurd. When I see them going along the streets together they make me laugh; their hats and feathers, everything about them.
We come into the world, Edward, with different minds; that is a thing we can't remember too often. What makes you laugh enchants me. Nature has given us companions as different from us as the birds of the air, and for that I shall always feel grateful to Nature.
And then, just for the sake of expressing myself, though I knew that Edward would never understand, I told him that the coming of a woman into the room was like a delicious change of light.
Without women we should be all reasonable, Edward; there would be no instinct, and a reasonable world—what would it be like? A garden without flowers, music without melody.
But these comparisons did not satisfy me, and seeking for another one I hit upon this, and it seemed to express my meaning better: without women the world would be like a palette set in the raw umber and white. Women are the colouring matter, the glaze the old painters used. Edward wanted information as to the method employed by the old painters, but I preferred to develop my theme, telling him that a mother's affection for her daughter was quite different from her affection for her son, and that when a father looks upon his daughter he hears the love that he bore her mother echoed down the years, and muttering the old saw God is Love, I said that it would be much truer to invert the words, considering religion as a development of the romance which begins on earth.
To one who realises hell more clearly than heaven, and to one so temperamentally narrow as my friend, it must have been disagreeable to hear me say that religion has helped many to raise sex from earth to heaven; to instance Teresa as an example, saying how she has, in hundreds of pages of verse and prose, told her happy fate, that, by resigning an earthly, she has acquired an eternal Bridegroom.
It was in the second or third century that the Church became aware that heaven without a virgin could not commend itself to man's imagination, but the adoration of the Virgin, said to be encouraged by the Catholic Church, has never been realised by any saint that I know of—not even by St Bernard. Nor is this altogether to be wondered at; the Virgin is always represented with a baby in her arms: motherhood is her constant occupation, and I can imagine Edward, to whom all exhibition of sex is disagreeable, being not a little shocked at the insistence of certain painters on the breast, the nipple, and the gluttonous lips of the child. The exhibition which women make of their bosoms at dinner-parties has always struck him as somewhat ludicrous. Full-blown roses, he used to call them, reminding him of the flower-maidens in Klinsor's garden.
Who could not tempt Parsifal, and would not tempt you, Edward. But would you have yelled as he did when Kundry tried to kiss him?
By one of those intricate and elaborate analogies of thought which surprise us, Parsifal took me back to my chambers in King's Bench Walk, and I told Edward how, when I was writing Esther Waters, it was a help to me to gossip with my laundress after breakfast, a pious woman of the Nonconformist type, like Esther herself. Almost any topical event provided a basis for ethical discussion; a divorce case best of all, and the O'Shea divorce and Parnell's complicity seemed to me to be the very thing. But it was impossible to engage her attention, and soon it was evident that she was much more interested in a certain murder case—a Mrs Percy who had murdered another woman's baby, and hidden it in a perambulator. It was the perambulator that gave the story the touch of realism that appealed to my laundress's imagination. But the murder of a baby offering little scope for ethical discussion, I took advantage of the first break in the flow of her conversation to remind her that the crimes were not parallel.
Don't you think so, sir? And I can still see her rolling her apron about her arms. It comes to the same thing in the end, sir, for when one party goes away with the other party, the party that's left behind dies.
Her view of life interested me; the importance of desertion is greater among the lower classes than it is among the upper; but it could not be doubted that she was telling me what she had heard from the parson rather than any view of her own, drawn from her experience. Therefore, to get at herself, to force her into direct personal expression, I said:
You can't seriously maintain, Mrs Millar, that adultery is as great a crime as murder?
Still winding her coarse apron round her arms, she stood looking at me, her eyes perplexed and ambiguous, and I thought of how I might move her out of her position.
You know your Bible, Mrs Millar? You know the story of the woman of Samaria? And you remember that Christ forbade the people to stone her, and told her to sin no more?... Mrs Millar, you can't deny that Christ said that ... and you are a Christian woman.
Yes, sir, he did say that; but you must remember he was only a bachelor.
I think I fell back in my chair and looked at my laundress in amazement, until she began to wonder what was the matter, and she must have wondered the more when I told her she had said something which I should never forget.
But what I said is true, isn't it? she answered shyly.
Yes, it's quite true, only nobody ever thought of it before, Mrs Millar! It's true that the married man who brings home his wages at the end of the week is the one that understands life, and you are quite right to condone Christ's laxity in not pronouncing a fuller condemnation. You are quite right. The bachelor may not attain to any full comprehension of the 'ome.
She left the room, confused and wondering at my praise, thinking that she had answered as everybody would have answered, and conscious of having expressed national sentiments.
Dear Irish Edward was shocked by Mrs Millar's theology at first, but hearing that she was a pious woman, he roused a little, and, lest he might reproach Protestantism for its married clergy, I reminded him that Rome still retained married clergy in Greece. His answer was that he was sure the Greek priests abstained from their wives before their ministrations, an answer that rejoiced my heart exceedingly, and set me thinking that the Western mind has never been able to assimilate, or even understand, the ideas that Christianity brought from the East. Our notions of the value of chastity are crude enough, and the Brahmin would life his eyes in silent contempt on hearing from a priest that a man, if he lives chastely, though he be a glutton and a drunkard, will never descend to so low a stage of materialism as he that lives with a woman ... even if his life be strict. The oddest of all animals is man; in him, as in all other animals, the sexual interest is the strongest; yet the desire is inveterate in him to reject it; and I am sure that Christ's words that in heaven there is neither marriage nor giving in marriage have taken a great weight off Edward's mind, and must have inspired in him many prayers for a small stool in heaven. If by any chance he should not get one (which is, of course, unthinkable) and finds himself among the damned, his plight will be worse than ever, for I suppose he will have no opportunity for correcting his natural disinclination, and I believe no theologian has yet decided that the damned do not continue to commit the sins in hell which they were damned for committing on earth.
Edward always leads me to think of the Middle Ages, but he also leads me to think sometimes of the ages that preceded these. There are survivals of pagan rites in Christianity, and in every man there is a survival of the pagan that preceded him; paganism is primordial fire, and it is always breaking through the Christian crust. We know of the eruption that took place in Italy in the sixteenth century, and, though the pagan Edward lies in durance vile, Edward is, in common with every other human being, no more than a pagan overlaid with Christianity. If three men meet in The Heather Field to speak of the misfortune that comes to a man when he allows himself to be inveigled by woman's beauty, they express, every one of them, a craving for some higher beauty, and this craving finds beautiful expression in the scene between Carden Tyrrell and his brother; and the same craving for some beauty, half imagined, something which the world has lost, is the theme of Maeve. She renounces earthly love, and dreams of a hero of Celtic romance, and in her last sleep he visits her at the head of a wonderful assemblage. Edward's paganism finds fuller expression in The Enchanted Sea than in any other play. In the depths of green sea-water, we catch sight of the face of the beautiful boy, Guy, whose drowning causes Lord Mark such blinding despair that he walks like one enchanted into the sea, and is carried away by the waves. More in this play than in the others do we catch a glimpse of the author's earlier soul, for every soul proceeds out of paganism; only in Edward the twain are more distinct; neither has absorbed the other, both exist contemporaneously and side by side—a Greek marble may be found enfolded in a friar's frock.
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