The Duchess and the Jeweller by Virginia Woolf

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What does the statement "the truffle he had routed out of earth" was "Rotten at the center - - rotten to the core!" mean?

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Ah, an interesting question. Truffles are considered quite precious. (They are very expensive food!) For one to be rotten is a terrible disappointment.

Pigs are often used to sniff out truffles, and if pigs aren't, other lower animals like dogs are. This part is implied, not stated, but it refers to how much lower the...

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that the truffle he got- diana and invitation to the ball thing- was rotten in the way of how he got it

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