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    Sin in desire ...

    Hello,

    I am trouble to understand properly the bold text; can anybody help me?

    "They have just told me I cannot live beyond midnight. But this is no confession of guilt. Knowing that I was soon to see an auknown land, and that the frien I had won (the first and the last) loved me so dearly that we would be unhappy unless his hand were clasping mine - did I sin in my desire that he should go forth, and be waiting for me?"

    Murra Gilchrist, My Friend, 190?

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    Re: Sin in desire ...

    Can you give a bit more context, Johny?
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    Last edited by emsr2d2; 21-Nov-2015 at 20:17. Reason: Fixed hyperlink
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    Re: Sin in desire ...

    Unfortunately there are only alternate pages in the link you provided. As far as I can make out the prtagonist is going to die, his friend is already dead and he is wondering if he sinned (did wrong) in wishing that his friend should go first to the "unknown land" (the realm of death) and wait for him there.
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    Re: Sin in desire ...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Unfortunately there are only alternate pages in the link you provided. As far as I can make out the prtagonist is going to die, his friend is already dead and he is wondering if he sinned (did wrong) in wishing that his friend should go first to the "unknown land" (the realm of death) and wait for him there.

    I am sorry I cannot give more context because the book is not avaible online; I have got it in paperback format and the google page I posted before shows only some of the book context with many pages missing on purpose.

    Thank you very much for you help; your explanation makes sense I was unable to see before and I have no doubt you are right.
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    Re: Sin in desire ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnyxxx View Post
    I am having trouble to understanding properly the bold text; can anybody help me?

    Thank you very much.
    Note my amendments above, marked in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Note my amendments above, marked in red.
    I wanted to write "I have trouble to understand ..." but then I changed my mind and the result was "I am trouble ..."
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    Re: Sin in desire ...

    "I have trouble to understand" is incorrect. As I showed with my correction, it's "I am having trouble understanding ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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