Excerpt from Enchanted Ground: An Episode in the Life of a Young Man
Thither go the young men, with the hope and dream of the future in their eyes. They come down to her out of the land of hills and from the broad plains, irresistibly drawn by her fair promises; and there is no going back. While Youth lasts, the City does not release them from her spells.
Her spells are Ambition and Opportunity. It is these that make light for Youth the burden of labour, that cause sacrifice and hardship to be welcomed, that strengthen him to face disappointment, neglect, and loneliness. Pleasure also has her palace there, and sings her magical song in the ears of Youth. In the garish, never-sleeping streets of night she walks abroad, attired with witcheries, casting a glamour upon his eyes. And in the City, far from the Land of Hills, here, where the ties of the old life are relaxed or broken, what shall restrain the feet of Youth from following after?
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