Walter Pieterse

A Story of Holland

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Author: Multatuli (Eduard Douwes Dekker)
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,359 / 220 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 439
Added to site: 2009.09.30
mnybks.net#: 25419
Origin: gutenberg.org

Walter is in a way a Dutch "Sentimental Tommy," and the growth of his vivid imagination and literary aspiration among rather sordid surroundings and stolid people is told with minuteness and perhaps a little over-elaborated humor. Multatuli is not exactly a Dutch Dickens, but he has some Dickensy qualities.

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popes and cardinals as if they were ordinary fallible people, and made a testament-thief of Walter Pieterse.

To be sure, Glorioso was not to blame for this last, certainly not. One ought to be ashamed to be a hero, or a genius, or even a robber, if on this account one is to be held responsible for all the crimes that may be committed years afterwards in the effort to get possession of one's history.

I myself object to any accusation of complicity in those evil deeds that are committed after my death in quenching the thirst for knowledge of my fate. Indeed, I shall never be deterred from a famous career merely by the thought that some one may sell the New Testament to get hold of the "Life and Deeds of Multatuli."

"You rascal, what are you loitering around here for? If you want anything, come in; if you don't, make yourself scarce."

And now Walter had to go in, or else abandon his cherished Glorioso. But the man who bent over the counter and twisted himself like a crane to open the

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