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Page 9. " if left to fight for existence on the pavement of the Strand "
The Strand, London
GNU Free Documentation LicenseThe Strand, London - Credit: Bernard Gagnon, Wikimedia Commons

The Strand in the City of Westminster in London is a busy street which extends from Trafalgar Square to Temple Bar.

Here, the narrator  is stressing the rarefied, artificial, ivory-towerish atmosphere of Academia. She suggests that its members are ill-equipped to cope with the harsh realities of life symbolised by the Strand.