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The Loom of Youth

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Author: Alec Waugh
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 106,013 / 302 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 630
Added to site: 2006.07.19
mnybks.net#: 14234
Origin: gutenberg.org

The thoughts of growing manhood never before expressed, in a novel which has brought instant fame to its seventeen-year-old author, who wrote "The Prisoners of Mainz."

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oisters a huge yellow block of buildings has been erected which provides workshops and laboratories, but the Abbey and the School House studies stand as they stood seven hundred years ago. To a boy of any imagination, such a place could not but waken a wonderful sense of the beautiful. And Gordon gazing from the school gateway across to the grey ivy-clad studies was taken for a few moments clean outside himself. The next few hours only served to deepen this wonder and admiration. For Fernhurst is prodigal of associations. The School House dining-hall is a magnificent oak-panelled room, where generations of men have cut their names; and above the ledge on which repose the silver challenge cups the house has won, is a large statue of King Edward VI looking down on the row of tables. When he first entered the hall, Gordon pitied those in other houses immensely. It seemed to him that though in "the outhouses"--as they were called at Fernhurst--the eugenic machinery might be more up to date, and the method of ligh

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