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    Question ask for help

    To avoid some misinterpretations, would you please help me figure out the meaning of some sentences in "The Japanese Quince" short story.

    ....; but they augmented rather than diminished the sensation-as of some sweetish liquor in course within him, together with a faint aching just above his heart.

    Mr "T" also gazed at the blossom. And the little tree, as if appreciating their attention, quivered and glowed.

    With the slanting spring sunlight darting and quivering ...

    ... fragmentary sentence ...

    Thanks!

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    Re: ask for help

    Sweetish liquor in course... this means alcohol in the blood, or a fire of life by extension.

    As if appreciating their attention... this means the tree seemed to feel their eyes, and move.

    The last means early spring, with its weak light.

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