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The Invisible Censor

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Author: Francis Hackett
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,736 / 128 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 900
Added to site: 2011.07.04 30335

tevenson or Swinburne or Meredith or John Jones--these very insiders rush forward with a Mother Hubbard to fling around the naked truth. We must not speak the truth. We must edify. We must bring our young into a spotless, wax-faced world.

It means that we need a revolution in education, nothing less. It means that the truth must be taken out of the hands of the censor. We must be prepared to shed oceans of ink.


It was a wet, gusty night and I had a lonely walk home. By taking the river road, though I hated it, I saved two miles, so I sloshed ahead trying not to think at all. Through the barbed wire fence I could see the racing river. Its black swollen body writhed along with extraordinary swiftness, breathlessly silent, only occasionally making a swishing ripple. I did not enjoy looking at it. I was somehow afraid.

And there, at the end of the river road where I swerved off, a figure stood waiting for me, motionless and enigmatic. I had to meet it or turn back.




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