Joyridge & The Baedeker Guide
...what are you doing here? Are you doing the church? Are you through with the church?'
'No,' cried Lucy, remembering her grievance. 'I came here with Miss Lavish, who was to explain everything; and just by the door - it is too bad! - she simply ran away, and after waiting quite a time I had to come in by myself.'
'Why shouldn't you?' said Mr Emerson.
'Yes, why shouldn't you come by yourself?' said the son, addressing the young lady for the first time.
'But Miss Lavish has even taken away Baedeker.'
'Baedeker?' said Mr Emerson. 'I'm glad it's that that you minded. It's worth minding, the loss of a Baedeker. That's worth minding.'
Lucy was puzzled. She was again conscious of some new idea, and was not sure whither it would lead her.
'If you've no Baedeker,' said the son, 'you'd better join us.'
E.M. Forster. A Room with a View, p. 42 ( (1908)
From Van Arum's notes, "Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar"
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