In Sight of the Goddess

In Sight of the Goddess : A Tale of Washington Life (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from In Sight of the Goddess: A Tale of Washington Life I have never been able to decide just where in these sixty square miles that make up the District the mischief lies that seems to play the devil with the most of us who have been afflicted with birth here. Certain it is that few of the native-born have ever attained anything in the way of success, and I am conspicuously not one of the few. There seems to be an enervation, a sort of mental malaria afloat, that lays waste, kills, or perverts any energy or am bitiou that nature might have endowed us with. I don't know just what I expected to do with my life when I came home after graduation. I may have had some ideas on the subject be fore I left my alma mater, but, if so, as soon as I felt the lazy, paralyzing atmosphere of my na tive place again, everything became uncomfort ably vague, and, although I was confronted with the fact that I had my own living to earn, I was just about as much in the dark as to how I was going to do it as the traditional unborn babe. I know I had a pretty bad quarter of an hour, which somehow has managed to stretch itself over the best part of my life so far. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 322g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243145284
  • 9780243145287