…Philip had an unfortunate trait: from shyness or from some atavistic inheritance of the cave dweller, he always disliked people on first acquaintance; and it was not till he became used to them that he got over his first impression. It made him difficult of access.
He wondered whether he had done right. He was dissatisfied with himself and with all his circumstances. He asked himself dully whether whenever you got your way…you wished afterwards you hadn’t.