Runner of the Mountain Tops

Runner of the Mountain Tops
The Life of Louis Agassiz

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Runner of the Mountain Tops by Mabel Louise Robinson

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The Life of Louis Agassiz

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ned that he might not show his pride. "Some day you will leap so hard on a wrong conclusion that you will ache well," But slowness was not in Louis. And of all his pupils whom the pastor taught with consummate skill and deep love of it, not one could touch his son. When he spoke of this brilliant child to his wife, she did not rebuke him for his worldly pride. "We must find ways to feed his mind as well as his body," she said, and fell to thinking of the ways.

Louis was ten years old this spring, and when the fall vacation was over he must enter a real school. They had done well by him at home. He had all the strength that those earlier frail children had lacked, his mother's heart was at rest about his health. Now he must have the stronger meat which his mind craved. She called to him when he left the study.

"Louis, my son, would you like to enter the College of Bienne when it opens again?"

Louis flung his arms around his mother's waist. "Ah, ma mre, I would like it better than anything

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