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9. Discuss the nature of the ego.
10. According to Plato, Locke,ĘBerkeley, where would the sweetness of a
honeycomb reside? Where would its shape? its weight? Where do you
think these properties reside?
Ten questions, and no Epicharmos of Kos. But no examination paper asks
everything, and this one did ask a good deal. Bertie and Billy wrote
the full time allotted, and found that they could have filled an hour
more without coming to the end of their thoughts. Comparing notes at
lunch, their information was discovered to have been lacking here and
there. Nevertheless, it was no failure; their inner convictions were
sure of fifty per cent at least, and this was all they asked of the
gods. "I was ripping about the ego," said Bertie. "I was rather
splendid myself," said Billy, "when I got going. And I gave him a huge
steer about memory." After lunch both retired to their beds and fell
into sweet oblivion until seven o'clock, when they rose and dined, and
after playing a little poker went to bed again pretty early.
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