A Search for Freedom

A Search for Freedom

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...named Ham Crumbley. He was all stomach with spindle legs and a bald head. We weighed in the same notch exactly, which gave me the impression that 1 looked like him, or was intangiblv connected with him in a manner dreadful to think about. No previous event of my experience humiliated me so much since aunt Clem found the resemblance between old Johnny Young and me at the fitting of my first pair of drawers. Jim Whitney was not of "our set," though probably he did not know it. It is altogether more probable he thought there could be no set so exclusive as not to include him; but we knew it; we were quite sure he did not belong to the Fairfield "four hundred." Jim--besides having a tow head, that We made fun of unmercifully--had the "big head" also. His opinion of himself was the most colossal psychological structure ever built on so frail a foundation. It was amusing, when it was not aggravating, to hear him tell of the number of girls in love with him, and gravely ask advice as to which one he had better marry. He was the "orneriest" looking man in town, so aunt Sally Linthecum said, and 1 think she might have said the state, and still have been within bounds. She did not see how he could live in the same house with himself, and not just give right up and die of disgust. And yet he "actilly, actilly" thought himself a "poragon," he was that "pompeyed" in his own opinion. Jim dressed better than most of our town boys; but he was little and insignificant looking, with a face that resembled the blossom end of a cocoanut more than anything else. I never dreamed of being the favored one of his affections until one Sunday he called at our house arrayed more gorgeously than I...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236944615
  • 9781236944610