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    explanation

    Kindly explain the underlined sentences. what a writer wants to tell here?

    The solicitor’s clerk lived in every house he built. While he lived in the house in Sikkim Street he was building another a discreet distance away, at Morvant. He had never married, and lived with his widowed mother, a gracious woman who gave Mr. Biswas tea and cakes which she had baked herself. Between mother and son there was much affection, and this touched Mr. Biswas, whose own mother, neglected by himself, had died five years before in great poverty.
    “I can’t tell you how sad it make me to leave this house,” the solicitor’s clerk said, and Mr. Biswas noted that though the man spoke dialect he was obviously educated and used dialect and an exaggerated accent only to express frankness and cordiality. “Really for my mother’s sake, man. That is the onliest reason why I have to move. The old queen can’t manage the steps.” He nodded towards the back of the house, where the staircase was masked by heavy red curtains. “Heart, you see. Could pass away any day.”


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    Re: explanation

    We [the clerk and his mother] are leaving the house for my mother's sake. She can no longer manage to walk up the steps as she has a heart condition and might drop dead at any time.

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    Re: explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    We [the clerk and his mother] are leaving the house for my mother's sake. She can no longer manage to walk up the steps as she has a heart condition and might drop dead at any time.
    Oh got it now!! Thank you very much!!

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