The Character Building Readers Volume 5

The Character Building Readers Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...in your cities. That is not what troubles me. But you would not have me die and not see all that is to be seen and do all that a man can do? You would not have me spend all my days between this road here and the river, and not so much as make a motion to be up and live my life? " 29. " Thousands of people," said the young man, "live and die like you and are none the less happy-" 30. "Ah!" said Will, "if there are thousands who would like, why should not one of them have my place? " 31. It was quite dark; there was a hanging lamp in the arbor which lighted up the table and the faces of the speakers, and along the arch the leaves upon the trellis stood out, illuminated against the night sky, a pattern of transparent green upon a dusky purple. 32. The young man rose, and, taking Will by the arm, led him out under the open heavens. 33. "Did you ever look at the stars? " he asked, pointing upward. 34. " Often and often," answered Will. 35. "And do you know what they are?" 36. " I have fancied many things." 37. "They are worlds like ours," said the young man. "Some of them less; many of them.a million times greater; and some of the least sparkles that you see are not only worlds, but whole clusters of worlds turning about each other in the midst of space. 38. "We do not know what there may be in any of them--perhaps the answer to all our difficulties or the cure of all our sufferings; and yet we can never reach them. Not all the skill of the craftiest of men can fit out a ship for the nearest of these our neighbors, nor would the life of the most aged suffice for such a journey. 39. "When a great battle has been...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819616
  • 9781236819611