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Three Score and Ten in Retrospect

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Author: James W. Hooper
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,956 / 55 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.2
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 358
Added to site: 2010.10.24
mnybks.net#: 29351
Genre: Biography

The autobiography of an American schoolteacher, born in 1827.

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log house from which I went out into the darkness on that November night eight years before. I will say that I kept clear of that other place, where I got my ears boxed, for fear I should see that woman standing by her wash-tub, and she would want to know where those pails of water were.

I had been at my old home but a day or two when I received application from a board of trustees to teach their winter school. I said, yes; if I can get a certificate. As they wanted the school to begin the next Monday they told me to go on with the school and they would see the town superintendent about the license. A few days later I received my license and the school went on all right.

Before speaking of my experience as a teacher, I would like to review that part of my life from fourteen to twenty years. I want the young men and the young ladies who may read this book to realize that I am drawing a truthful portrait of my life from the age of nine years, when I commenced to paddle my own canoe, until I was t

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