Confessions of Boyhood

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Author: John Albee
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,508 / 154 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 558
Added to site: 2006.10.02
mnybks.net#: 14435
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Biography
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ll bone and muscle, living with undimmed eyes and ears to ripe old age, mowing their meadows to the last summer of their lives and dying conveniently in some winter month when work was slack.

The dial of my childhood marked none but sunny days; the dry air and drier earth of Bellingham gave me health and strength. I never found any road in the town too long for my walking if only the summer afternoon were as long. I knew the roads and byways foot by foot, and could find my way, if need were, in the night as well as in the day. All the houses I knew and their occupants; all the good apple trees and whose was every cow grazing in the roadside pastures or resting beneath a tree. If I could have my will I would spend the remainder of my days rambling once more and every day those familiar roads and lanes, like Juno descending the Olympian path--

"Reflecting with rapid thoughts There was I, and there, remembering many things."

The most perfect picture of contentment is a cow lying in the green

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