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John Wesley, Jr.

The Story of an Experiment

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Author: Dan B. Brummitt
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,934 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.7
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 475
Added to site: 2006.09.18
mnybks.net#: 4142
Genre: Religion
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aightway they shortened his name to "J.W.," which to this day is all that his friends find necessary.

Very well, then; this is J.W. at eighteen; a young fellow worth knowing. Take a look at him; impulsive, generous, not what you would call handsome, but possessed of a genial eye and a ready tongue, a stubby nose and a few scattered freckles. A fair student, he is yet far from bookishness, and he makes friends easily.

Of late he has been paying furtive but detailed attention to his hair and his neckties and the hang of his clothes, though still in small danger of being mistaken for a tailor's model.

With such a name you will understand that he's a Methodist by first intention; born so. He is a pretty sturdy young Christian, showing it in a boy's modest but direct fashion, which even his teammates of the high-school football squad found it no trouble to tolerate, because they knew him for a human, healthy boy, and not a morbid, self-inspecting religious prig. Pastor Drury, you may be sure,

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