Wings and the Child

Cover image for

Download


Author: E. Nesbit
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,964 / 115 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,576
Added to site: 2012.03.05
mnybks.net#: 31367
Genre: Young Readers
Excerpt

d to run--this was, in effect, what education meant. There was a picture in Punch, I remember--at least I have forgotten the picture, but I remember the legend: "Cissy, go and see what Bobbie's doing, and tell him not to."

It did not much matter what you made a child do, so long as it was something against the grain. He was to learn, not what he with his wonderful new curiosities and aptitudes longed to learn, but what you wished to teach; you with your dulled senses--dulled in the same bitter school as that in which he was now a sad learner.

[Illustration: NOT MUCH HIGHER THAN THE TABLE.]

Generation after generation has gone on, pounding away at the old silly game, each generation anxious and eager to hurt the new one as it, in its time, was hurt. Each generation must, one would have thought, have remembered what things hurt children and how much these things hurt, and yet this intolerable cycle of bullying and punishment and repression went on and on and on. Children were bulli

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Wings and the Child by E. Nesbit - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for Wings and the Child by E. Nesbit - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for Wings and the Child by E. Nesbit - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Wings and the Child by E. Nesbit - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Wings and the Child by E. Nesbit - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Wings and the Child by E. Nesbit - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Pollyanna
by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
Pollyanna Grows Up
by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson
ABC's of Science
by Charles Oliver
Anne of Green Gables
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell

See more popular titles from this genre.