Collier's Volume 65

Collier's Volume 65

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...his conscience was clear; that he knew he was the victim of an unscrupulous tyrant; that not even the forms of justice were being observed. His whole being rebelled against the fact of imprisonment; his blood, every tradition, every inheri-tance of freedom, cried out against it. For a few minutes he paced the four walls of the yard. His mind was seething; really, it wasn't functioning at all. He was feeling this thing; his response to it was purely emotional, and he walked about his cage as a tiger does, or a lion, or any wild, free creature that is trapped and held against its will. It was the thought of that, of how he resembled a tiger in a cage, that enabled him to take hold of himself again. He laughed, savagely; brought every bit of his will power to bear; gripped the iron bars of the gate through which the victims of that night's execution had passed, and forced himself to remain still. He had disturbed the other prisoners by his walking. Murmurs of protest had followed him. They were trying to sleep; many (Continued on page 56) ism out of which we have been pulling one foot after another for _ a long time. These escaped errors are chalked up on our recent history: Flabby pacificism as distinguished from virile pacificism; soft preaching in place of hard practice; talk rather than action; an attempt to deal with a world as we would like to conceive it rather than with the world as it is; making ourselves happier by insisting on making some one else better rather than making ourselves better by making others happier; a self-selected statesmanship equipped with better intentions than intelligence, and too much emphasis upon the rights of mankind and too little on the obligations of mankind. Will the women of America make their new...show more

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  • Paperback | 1036 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 52mm | 1,810g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742338
  • 9781236742339