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Oscar Wilde, Volume 2

His Life and Confessions

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Author: Frank Harris
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,064 / 231 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 94.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 952
Added to site: 2005.10.18
mnybks.net#: 11417
Genre: Biography
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out of your cell.'

"'Why?' I asked again. I was frightened, Frank. What had I done? I could not guess; but then I was often punished for nothing: what was it? No answer. As soon as we were in the corridor he ordered me to stand with my face to the wall, and went away. There I stood in my stocking feet waiting. The cold chilled me through; I began standing first on one foot and then on the other, racking my brains as to what they were going to do to me, wondering why I was being punished like this, and how long it would last; you know the thoughts fear-born that plague the mind.... After what seemed an eternity I heard him coming back. I did not dare to move or even look. He came up to me; stopped by me for a moment; my heart stopped; he threw down a pair of boots beside me, and said:

"'Go to your cell and put those on,' and I went into my cell shaking. That's the way they give you a new pair of boots in prison, Frank; that's the way they are kind to you."

"The first period was the worst?" I asked.

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