The Happy Warrior

The Happy Warrior

by A. S. M. Hutchinson
     
 

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This life we stumble through, or strut through, or through which we creep and whine, or through which we dance and whistle, is built upon hazard-and that is why it is such a very wobbling affair, made up of tricks and chances; hence its miseries, but hence also its spice; hence its tragedies, and hence also its romance. A dog I know-illustrating the point-passed from…  See more details below

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This life we stumble through, or strut through, or through which we creep and whine, or through which we dance and whistle, is built upon hazard-and that is why it is such a very wobbling affair, made up of tricks and chances; hence its miseries, but hence also its spice; hence its tragedies, and hence also its romance. A dog I know-illustrating the point-passed from its gate into the village street one morning, and merely to ease the itch of a momentary fit of temper, or merely to indulge a prankish whim, put a firm bite into a plump leg. Mark, now, the hazard foundation of this chancey life. A dozen commonplace legs were offered the dog; it might have tasted the lot and procured no more pother than the passing of a few shillings, the solatium of a pair of trousers or so. One leg was as good as another to the dog; yet it chanced upon the vicar's (whose back was turned), enjoyed its bite, jerked from the devout but startled man an amazingly coarse expression, and hence arose alarums and excursions, a village set by the ears, family feuds, a budding betrothal crushed by parental strife (one party owning the dog and the other calling the vicar Father) and the genesis of a dead set against the vicar's curate (who hit at the dog and struck the priest) that ended in the unfortunate young man having to leave the village.

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ISBN-13:
9781514773048
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2015
Pages:
118
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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