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Hillsboro People

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 97,249 / 275 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 470
Added to site: 2004.08.08 8914
Genres: Poetry, Essays

A collection of stories about a Vermont village which will give added force to The Nation's comment on "The Squirrel Cage": "We recall no recent interpretation of American life which has possessed more of dignity and less of shrillness than this."

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like people bored and yawning at a performance of a tragedy by Sophocles, because the actors speak in Greek. So dreadful and moving a thing as a man's sudden death may happen before your eyes, but you do not know enough of what it means to be moved by it. For you it is not really a man who dies. It is the abstract idea of a man, leaving behind him abstract possibilities of a wife and children. You knew nothing of him, you know nothing of them, you shudder, look the other way, and hurry along, your heart a little more blunted to the sorrows of others, a little more remote from your fellows even than before.

All Hillsboro is more stirred than that, both to sympathy and active help, by the news that Mrs. Brownell has broken her leg. It means something unescapably definite to us, about which we not only can, but must take action. It means that her sickly oldest daughter will not get the care she needs if somebody doesn't go to help out; it means that if we do not do something that bright boy of hers will



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