Cataracts- medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, and results in blurred vision
Omnibus- A volume containing several novels or other items previously published separately
Provocation- Action or speech that makes someone annoyed or angry
At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guest diving from the tower of his raft or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his two motor boats slit the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over blurry spots of foam.
One week-ends his Rolls-Royce became a series, bearing parties to and from the city, between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains.
We were sitting at a table with a man of about my age and a rowdy little girl who gave way upon the slightest action to uncontrollable laughter.