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Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump;

Being a First Selection from the Literary Remains of George Boon, Appropriate to the Times

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Author: H.G. Wells
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,736 / 150 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,181
Added to site: 2011.06.21
mnybks.net#: 30210
Origin: gutenberg.org

With a foreword by H.G. Wells in which he explains the ambiguity of selecting and publishing the works of a fellow author.

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of inconceivable courage and enterprise, whom everything might offend and nothing cow. "I know," he used to say, "something will be said or done and she'll have hysterics; the temptation to smuggle something through Miss Bathwick's back is getting almost too much for me. I could, you know. Or some one will come along with something a little harder and purer and emptier and more emphatically handsome than I can hope to do. I shall lose her one of these days.... How can I hope to keep for ever that proud and fickle heart?"

And then I remember he suddenly went off at a tangent to sketch out a great novel he was to call "Aunt Columbia." "No," he said, "they would suspect that--'Aunt Dove.'" She was to be a lady of great, unpremeditated wealth, living on a vast estate near a rather crowded and troublesome village. Everything she did and said affected the village enormously. She took the people's children into her employment; they lived on her surplus vegetables. She was to have a particularly troub

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