Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
Vanity, irritation, and a thrusting desire to be understood, urged her to make another attempt.
She was haunted by absurd jumbled ideas - how, if one went back far enough, everything perhaps was intelligible; everything was in common; for the mammoths who pastured in the fields of Richmond High Street had turned into paving stones and boxes full of ribbon, and her aunts.
tending to pursue ambitions aggressively.
1. mixed together in an untidy way;