Geography and Plays, by Gertrude Stein

A Family of Perhaps Three

When they were younger there may have been three of them sisters, and a mother. When they were younger there may have been three of them one of them a brother, and a mother. When they were younger there were certainly two of them, sisters, and a mother. There was not then any father. There may have been a father living but certainly he was not then living with them. Anyway there were when they were younger two of them, two sisters, and a mother.

Perhaps the sister who was older then supported her sister and her mother. Perhaps she earned a living then for all of them. She was much older than her sister, enough older so that she could be quite certain that all her living her sister was much younger, that all her living her sister was a young one, that all her living she was earning her living, that all her living her sister was not earning her living.

The sister the younger one was earning her living and certainly then the older one, the one who was much older than her sister who was much younger was certain that the younger one would have been earning her living all her living if she had been one commencing to earn her living. The younger was earning her living, she was not listening then to the story which was distressing of the older sister then almost not earning any living. She would listen sometime to this thing but certainly she would not listen then to this thing.

The older sister had not then any longer any mother. The younger sister then had not then any longer any mother. The older sister then had not then any longer any mother. The younger sister was not then hearing about this thing about the older sister having then not any longer any mother. Not any one then was listening to this thing to the older sister not then having any longer any mother. The older sister was then quite an old person. The younger sister was then not a young person. The younger sister was not then hearing anything about this thing about the older sister having then not any longer any mother.

They were then being living and very many knew them then, two of them, they were sisters, one was older, much older, the other was younger, some younger. They were living together then. The older was then earning some living, the younger was then sometimes hearing this thing, the younger was then not such a young one, she was quite completely hearing this thing, hearing that the older was almost earning a living, they were both living then, the younger was hearing then that the older one was almost earning a living. The younger was not listening, any more then, the older one was not earning any more of a living then. The younger one was almost not listening then.

The younger then earned her living. She was not at all a young one. The older one was not a very old person then, she was an old person then, she was almost not earning a living then. The younger one was not listening then to anything about any such thing then. She was not listening then and certainly the older one was not listening then and certainly neither of them was listening then. The older was almost not earning a living then and she was quite old then and she was not listening then. The younger one was earning a living then and was not listening then and she was not at all a young one then.

The older one was protecting the younger one from knowing where they had been when they were young ones. They both knew where they had been when they were young ones. The younger one was protected for this thing for not knowing where they had been when they were young ones.

The younger one was protected. She was protected from knowing that they were ones having been living when they were young ones, she was protected from knowing that they were not ever completely earning a living, she was protected from knowing that they were not going to be succeeding in earning a living. She was protected from these things, really she was protected from these things. Certainly every one knew everything, both of them and every one knowing them knew everything. That was a natural thing that every one should know everything. In a way they were succeeding in living. In a way the older one was succeeding in living, in a way the younger one was succeeding in living. Everybody knew everything, anybody knowing them knew everything, everybody knowing them knew it again and again, knew everything again and again, the older one knew everything knew it again and again. The younger one knew everything knew it again and again. Certainly every one knew everything. Certainly every one knew everything again and again.

The older one succeeded very well in living. The younger one succeeded very well in living. The older one was successful in being living. The younger one was successful in being living. The older one came to be certain that she was not successful in being living, that she was not succeeding in living, she came to be certain that the younger one would have been successful in living if the older one had not been one protecting the younger one from knowing this thing. The older one came to be certain that she had been successful in living, that she would not be succeeding in living. The older one came to be certain that the younger one would not really be succeeding in living. The younger one came to be certain that the older one could have been succeeding in living. The younger one came to be certain that the older one would not be succeeding in living. The younger one came to be certain that she could be succeeding in living. The younger one came to be certain that it would not be an easy thing to keep on being succeeding in living. The younger came to be certain that the older one never had been keeping on succeeding in living. The younger one was certain that one could keep on succeeding in living but that this was not an easy thing.

The older sister was not ever married. The younger sister was not ever married. This is quite common, not being married. The older sister was one whom some were certain could have been married very often. Certainly if she had been a little different she might have been married again and again. Certainly she was never married. Certainly she was not needing that thing, needing being married, needing being married again and again. She certainly was talking about any such thing, talking very often about any such thing about any being married, about any being married again and again. She certainly was one knowing very many men. Certainly very many men liked this woman. Certainly she was talking about this thing about being married very often, certainly she was very often talking about this thing. Certainly she was not ever completely needing this thing, needing marrying, she certainly was not ever completely needing marrying again and again. She was never a married one. She was not ever completely needing this thing. Certainly she could think again and again of this thing, of marrying. She certainly did think about this thing about marrying. She certainly did talk about marrying again and again. She certainly did feel something about this thing about marrying again and again.

The younger sister was never married and she might sometime have come to be married and she did not come at any time to be married. She was never married. She might talk about this thing about marrying. She might feel something about this thing about marrying. She might completely need this thing, need being married. She might have come to be a married one. She did not come to be a married one. Her sister was not ever certain that she would come to be a married one, that she would not come to be a married one. Her sister was not certain about either of them that they would never come to be married ones. They were never married neither the one nor the other and certainly each one of them knew this thing that neither one of them had come to be a married one.

Certainly the older one had done something and certainly every one was content to tell about this thing about her having done something and being one every one knowing her was remembering as having been one doing something. She certainly had done something and certainly any one knowing her remembered that thing remembered that she was one having done something. She was one going on doing that thing and certainly every one knowing her knew that thing knew that she was going on doing that thing. She was one having done something and doing that thing and certainly any one knowing her remembered that thing. It was a natural thing to remember that thing, any one, every one remembered that thing.

She was one doing something and certainly in a way she was not getting old in doing that thing and certainly in a way she was completely old in doing that thing, she was not doing that thing she was so old in doing that thing. In a way she was not old in doing that thing, in doing anything and certainly then she was completely old and not really to any one doing that thing. She was not old in doing that thing, that is to say she was doing that thing, that is to say if not anything had been changing she would not have been old in doing that thing. In a way somethings are not changing and so in a way she was not old in doing that thing. Certainly to those being then doing that thing and not being old then anything is a changed thing and certainly then she was old in doing that thing.

She was not old in being living that is to say as not anything is changing she was completely not old in being living. She was pretty nearly old in being living that is to say she was not young in being living that is to say some were old in being living and she was talking to them and they were understanding and some were young in being living and they were telling something and she was certain they were not telling any such thing. She certainly was not old in being living. She certainly was not young in being living.

The younger one was certainly not an old one. She certainly was not such a young one. In a way she was certainly a young one and certainly she was such a one in not hearing some things and in telling some things and certainly this did not astonish any one and was a natural thing and certainly she was not then a young one.

She was an older one and she was certain of this thing and this was not an astonishing thing to any one and not to her sister who was not astonished at her being a younger one at her being an older one but was certainly hoping to have had this thing happening that the younger one would have been going on being a younger one and being an older one and not be remembering anything of any such thing. Certainly the younger one came to be one almost liking to be remembering something and then again she certainly came to be quite tired of doing this thing of remembering anything, of remembering being an older one and remembering being a younger one and then she came to going on being one remembering being an older one, she was then remembering being a younger one. Certainly she came to be remembering pretty nearly everything and to going on in this thing, keeping going on in this thing, steadily enough going on in this thing.

They could both of them, they did, both of them, they would, either of them, know that they were ones having been together and they were ones having been alone. The older one certainly was one having been alone, being alone, going to be alone and certainly this thing was something that she was certain she was completely needing, was something she was certain she was completely regretting, was something that certainly she was one certain she could be feeling and certainly she was feeling this thing and certainly she would be one having been feeling this thing and certainly she could never be not feeling that this was something that was a thing she was needing, she was regretting, in which she was suffering, in which she was glorying, in which she was believing, in which she was despairing, in which and by which she was really being living.

The younger one was alone and not feeling about this thing that it was an important thing, she was feeling about this thing that it was a thing that she was needing to be changing. The older one was quite certain that the younger would never be changing anything. The younger one was not certain whether she would or whether she would not be changing anything but this was not to be an important thing, the important thing for her was to be one living where she wanted to be living and to be working if she needed to be working. Certainly her sister was one to whom any such thing was an important thing and so the younger one did not tell her sister anything about this thing until she had changed everything, that is gone to where she wanted to and working because she had to.

So each of them were ones being not living with any one and certainly the older one had that then as an important thing in being one being living.

Certainly any one could know that having been being living was an interesting thing in knowing the older one. Any one could know this thing could know that the older one had been one being living and that that was an interesting thing. She certainly had been one being living and that certainly was an interesting thing. She had been being living and this had been going on a very long time and it was all that time and later then a very interesting thing. She was being living and this was then to her then an important thing and not then so completely interesting. The younger one had been being living and this was to some an important enough thing and was to some quite an important thing and was not to any one a very interesting thing not to the older one either or to the other one herself who was one doing that living. They certainly had been both being living and were then being living. Certainly having been being living was an important thing was a completely interesting thing, any one could know that thing, certainly the older one could know that thing, certainly the younger one was not remembering that thing.

They had been together, they were together, they were not together. When they had been together the older one was almost completely succeeding in being one naturally needing that the younger one was something any one would be protecting. The older one was then going to be one being completely interesting in having been living. The older one was then almost completely brilliantly this thing being one being completely interesting in having been living. The older one was completely then succeeding in this thing in being one going to be interesting in having been living, in being one needing that any one would have been protecting the younger one. They had been together. They were together. When they were together the older one was almost needing that any one would be certain to be doing that thing certain to be sometime protecting the younger one. The older one was then certainly completely interesting in having been living and certainly then was completely interesting. She was almost then, was almost brilliantly succeeding in this thing in being completely interesting in having been living. Certainly they were both being living then and they were together then. Certainly then the older one was going on in being interesting in having been living, she certainly was then quite completely interesting. She certainly then was being living and certainly then she was almost certain that any one would be one to protect the younger one. They were together then and certainly some were not certain of this thing that any one would sometime protect the younger one. They were together then and every one was certain that the older one was completely interesting in having been living. They were together then and some were not certain that the older one was certain that any one would be protecting the younger one. Some were certain then that the older one was interesting in having been living. They were together then and any one could be certain that not every one would ever protect the younger one when the younger one would be needing any protection. Some were certain that the older one was not certain that any one would protect the younger one when the younger one would need protection. The older was almost certain that some one would protect the younger one when the younger one would need protection. The older one was almost quite certain. The older one was almost quite completely interesting in having been one being living. They were together. They were not together. The older one was certain that some one would have been protecting the younger one when they younger one would be needing protection. The older one was certain that sometime the younger one would be needing that thing would be needing protection. The younger one was not with the older one. The younger one was remembering that she was not with the older one. The younger one was remembering that she was not with the older one and was needing that the older one would be one coming sometime to remembering that thing. The older one was pretty nearly interesting in having been one being living. She was pretty nearly certain that some one would have been protecting the younger one when the younger one would have been needing that thing. They were not together then. The older one was pretty nearly interesting in having been one being living. She was quite certain that any one could have protected the younger one when the younger one would have needed that thing. She was almost remembering that they were not together then. She was almost quite remembering that thing. She was quite interesting in having been one being living. She was almost quite interesting in having been living.

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