By Sinclair Lewis
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She cried that he was gay and valiant, that she would wait for him, that they would sail舒 Rumble and bang of the milk-truck. Babbitt moaned, turned over, struggled back toward his dream. He could see only her face now, beyond misty waters. The furnace-man slammed the basement door. A dog barked in the next yard. As Babbitt sank blissfully into a dim warm tide, the paper-carrier went by whistling, and the rolled-up Advocate thumped the front door. Babbitt roused, his stomach constricted with alarm.
He wiped his face on the guest-towel! It was a pansy-embroidered trifle which always hung there to indicate that the Babbitts were in the best Floral Heights society. No one had ever dared to. No guest had ever dared to. Guests secretively took a corner of the nearest regular towel.
Babbitt, a day sometime in April 1920, in the suburbs of the Midwestern city of Zenith. From his first moments of consciousness, when he is awakened by noise generated by someone trying to start a Model T, we share Babbitt舗s thoughts and dreams. He goes back to sleep, trying to recover the recurrent image of a fairy child who tries to lead him out of the mundane and into an authentic life. We watch him dress, and we sit with him at breakfast, where we meet his wife, Myra, and their children, Theodore Roosevelt Babbitt, Verona, and Katherine (Tinka).