Jacob Flint's Journey

Jacob Flint's Journey

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If there ever was a man crushed out of all courage, all selfreliance, all comfort in life, it was Jacob Flint. Why this should have been, neither he nor any one else could have explained; but so it was. On the day that he first went to school, his shy, frightened face marked him as fair game for the rougher and stronger boys, and they subjected him to all those exquisite refinements of torture which boys seem to get by the direct inspiration of the Devil. There was no form of their bullying meanness or the cowardice of their brutal strength which he did not experience. He was born under a fading or falling star,—the inheritor of some anxious or unhappy mood of his parents, which gave its fast color to the threads out of which his innocent being was woven.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Pdm Classics
  • United States
  • English
  • 0740825151
  • 9780740825156