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The Idler Magazine, Volume III, June 1893

An Illustrated Monthly

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,322 / 101 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.4
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 877
Added to site: 2008.04.27 20685
Genre: Periodical

ist principally of various editions of the Gospels, and the dull "lives" of saints who never troubled themselves about earthly affairs.

Thanks to these books, of which I soon get a selection, to be later on replaced by others sent by Aunt Vera; thanks to the whiteness of my quilt and tablecloth[3]; and, lastly, to a few toilet objects found in my trunk, and an alarm clock, which I still possess, my cell appears less repulsive than heretofore. And when at night, dressed in one of those long white flannel dressing-gowns, which Aunt Vera has made especially for me, I stretch myself in my bed, I am happy as one rarely is between those walls covered with the dew of prisoners' tears, and dream of immense steppes, the blue sea, and a vast expanse free and flooded in sunlight.

[3] The regulations admit only articles in white, black, or grey.

[Illustration: AT NIGHT.]


This period, so poor in events, is for me most memorable, for it is the commencement of my monotonous life as a p



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