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The Witness

A Novel

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Author: Grace Livingston Hill (Grace Livingston Hill Lutz)
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 102,558 / 271 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,417
Added to site: 2005.08.10
mnybks.net#: 11350
Origin: gutenberg.org

A story of youth, of college adventure, of high endeavor finally triumphing over danger and temptation.

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he new man over. Something unexplained made him step in across the water and debris and pick it up. It was the picture, still unscarred, but with a great streak of rotten egg across the plain, placid features. He recalled the tone in which the son had pointed out the picture and said, "That's my mother!" and again he followed an impulse and wiped off the smear, setting the picture high on the shelf, where it looked down upon the depredation like some hallowed saint above a carnage.

Then Courtland sauntered on to his room, completed his toilet, and followed to the theater. He had not wanted to get mixed up too much in the affair. He thought the fellows were going a little too far with a good thing, perhaps. He wanted to see it through, but still he would not quite mix with it. He found a seat where he could watch what was going on without being actually a part of it. If anything should come to the ears of the faculty he wanted to be on the side of conservatism always. That Pat McCluny was not just his s

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2008.09.21
Maddie
*****

Paul Courtland starts to believe in God after a tragedy and his friends think he's crazy. The story of how he grows in faith and is a witness to those around him as he tries to reconcile two worlds.


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