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The Journal of a Disappointed Man

with an introduction by H. G. Wells

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 99,690 / 296 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 5,974
Added to site: 2013.05.24 31496

rcoat. So, I got back home!

September 8.

Wet all day. Toothache.

September 9.


September 10.


September 11.


Xmas Day.

Mother and Dad wanted to give me one of G.A. Henty's, but, fearing lest I did not want it, they did not put my name in it, so that if I wished I could change it. Intend doing this. Am reading the Origin of Species. It requires careful study, but I understand it so far and shall go on.

December 26.

I have caught nothing in my traps yet. A little while ago I set a springe and two horse-hair nooses in the reed bed for water rails. I have bought a book on practical trapping.


January 15.

I am thinking that on the whole I am a most discontented mortal. I get fits of what I call "What's the good of anything" mania. I keep asking myself incessantly till the question wears me out: "What's



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