The Dark Flower

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Author: John Galsworthy
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,805 / 223 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,078
mnybks.net#: 2753
Origin: gutenberg.org

Spring, summer, autumn;--an artistic revelation of the nature of the hero's passion told with a sure insight as keen as it is sympathetic, and with quick touches of exquisite feeling and phrase specially in the first part--youth.

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ck! No wonder poor old Aeschylus felt a bit sick when it fell on his head! The ancients used it to stand the world on--a pagoda world, perhaps, of men and beasts and trees, like that carving on his guardian's Chinese cabinet. The Chinese made jolly beasts and trees, as if they believed in everything having a soul, and not only being just fit for people to eat or drive or make houses of. If only the Art School would let him model things 'on his own,' instead of copying and copying--it was just as if they imagined it would be dangerous to let you think out anything for yourself!

He held the tortoise to his waistcoat, and let it crawl, till, noticing that it was gnawing the corner of his essay, he put it back into his pocket. What would his tutor do if he were to know it was there?--cock his head a little to one side, and say: "Ah! there are things, Lennan, not dreamed of in my philosophy!" Yes, there were a good many not dreamed of by 'old Stormer,' who seemed so awfully afraid of anything that wasn't

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