The Child Who Will Never Grow Old

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ...shuddering over the torturing past!) that used to "matter," that he was very sure, now, that he, in his tiny person, had already probed the depth of human misery, and had touched its supreme limit. His future, all hopeless as it was, in his childish consideration, was less bereft of hope than he was, now, ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ...shuddering over the torturing past!) that used to "matter," that he was very sure, now, that he, in his tiny person, had already probed the depth of human misery, and had touched its supreme limit. His future, all hopeless as it was, in his childish consideration, was less bereft of hope than he was, now, without fear of what it would bring him. He felt he knew the worst, and knowing it, knew, with most sad and bitter certainty, that Everything, even the Worst Itself, was of no account whatever. Meanwhile, in order to bring his wisdom into practice, it was imperative that he should reduce vague thought into written speech, and that he should clearly set before himself, in visible handwriting, certain intangible truths. Thus necessity stood behind his Desire to write down, very clearly and concisely, his own Case, his beliefs, his knowledge, and the position in which they placed him, with regard to the rest of his world. "Then the next time Aunt Adelaide calls me a liar or a charity-boy--and she's sure to, on my birthday!--I'll SPEAK." He was thinking of his birthday. No one was in sight, and he paused by the pig-sties, leaning over the side of the pen and regarding its inmates with eyes that were looking into a very different scene than that of the actual interior of the pigs' domicile. Thinking of the cfay that was coming, he shivered. Family Prayers, which he loathed because his aunt read them, would be suspended, because it was Sunday. On that day they all went to church, and prayers were unnecessary. But Arthur was thinking of breakfast, with his uncle's and aunt's loveless gifts, sanctified by custom and propriety, on his plate; of the thanks he would, hypocritically, have to proffer; of their equally insincere birthday congratulati...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150180347
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 66
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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