Fathers of Men (1912) by: E. W. Hornung

Fathers of Men (1912) by: E. W. Hornung

by E. W. Hornung


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A boarding school tale which Hornung considered his finest work.
Jan Rutter, a stable boy, is admitted to a public school, wrong accent and all. Unknown to him, Heriot, the house master, knows the secret which Rutter is desperate to keep, half-inclined as he is to run away. Their first meeting leaves Heriot and his sister in a quiet discussion.
"But you admit the public school is a crucible," she argued. "And what's a crucible but a melting-pot?"
" A melting-pot for characteristics, but not for character!" he cried. "Take the two boys upstairs: in four or five years one will have more to say for himself, I hope, and the other will leave more unsaid; but the self that each expresses will be the same self, even though we have turned a first-rate groom into a second-rate gentleman. 'The Child,' remember, and not the school, 'is father of the Man

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542980944
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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