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Excerpt: which you have yourself been subjected; to which, perhaps, you have even succumbed. "Well, Eric, this is all true. Yet, knowing this, I say, by all means let Vernon come to Roslyn. The innocence of mere ignorance is a poor thing; it cannot, under any circumstances, be permanent, nor is it at all valuable as a foundation of character. The true preparation for life, the true basis of a manly character, is not to have been ignorant of evil, but to have known it and avoided it; not to hare been sheltered from temptation, but to have passed through it and overcome it by God's help. Many have drawn exaggerated pictures of the lowness of public school morality; the best answer is to point to the good and splendid men that have been trained in public schools, and who lose no opportunity of recurring to them with affection. It is quite possible to be in the little world of school-life, and yet not of it. The ruin of human souls can never be achieved by enemies from without, unless they be aided by traitors from within. Remember our lost friend; the peculiar lustre of his piety was caused by the circumstances under which he was placed. He often told me before his last hour, that he rejoiced to have been at Roslyn; that he had experienced there much real happiness, and derived in every way lasting good. "I hope you have been enjoying your holidays, and that you will come back with the 'spell of home affection' alive in your heart. I shall rejoice to make Vernon's acquaintance, and will do for him all I can. Bring him with you to me in the library as soon as you arrive.--Ever, dear Eric, "Affectionately yours, "WALTER ROSA." END OF PART I PART II "Sed revocare gradum."--VIRGIL. CHAPTER I ABDIEL Greek: Phtheirousin aethae chraesth' omiliai kakai.--MENANDEB. A year had passed since the events narrated in the last chapter, and had brought with it many changes. To Eric the changes were not for good. The memories of Russell were getting dim; the resolutions more

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