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It is the middle of June. Clarissa Dalloway, a woman living in the Westminster section London, is enjoying the beautiful weather and thinking about her absent friends. Clarissa notices the people on the streets, the fully blossomed trees and flowers, and observes how certain days are much like a kiss from a wave. The weather makes her feel as young as she did was she was 18 years old, full of life and promise. Clarissa thinks about the fact that the War is over, the King and Queen are nestled in the Palace, and although there are many things one may be unhappy about the truth is that the people there loved life. It was the middle of June so that it was time for garden parties, polo ponies and dancing all night.

Clarissa decides to talk a walk through Westminster as Big Ben chimes the...

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