Could he not escape from his little house? Was it too late for him to try to live bravely like Gallaher? Could he go to London? (A Little Cloud.109)
He longed to ascend through the roof and fly away to another country where he would never again hear of his trouble, and yet a force pushed him downstairs step by step. (The Boarding House.22).
But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad. (An Encounter.8)