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Fifteen Years in Hell

An Autobiography

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Author: Luther Benson
Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,033 / 146 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 643
Added to site: 2006.01.31
mnybks.net#: 11181
Genre: Biography
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sent and near dangers? You have heard the wild sounds of drunken revelry mingling with the night winds; you have heard the shrieks and sobs, and seen the streaming, sunken eyes of dying women; you have heard the unprotected and unfriended orphans' cry echoed from a thousand blighted homes and squalid tenements; you have seen the outcast family of the inebriate wandering houseless upon the highways, or shivering on the streets; you have shuddered at the sound of the maniac's scream upon the burdened air; you have beheld the human form divine despoiled of every humanizing attribute, transformed from an angel into a devil; you have seen virtue crushed by vice; the bright eye lose its lustre, the lips their power of articulation; you have seen what was clean become foul, what was upright become crooked, what was high become low--man, first in the order of created things, sunken to a level with brute beasts; and after all these you have or may have said to yourself, "All this is the work of the terrible demon, alc

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