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My first inclination was to remain silent; to treat with dignified silence the grossly exaggerated statements that lately obtained circulation, and, I fear me, credence, in some quarters, regarding the circumstances which have inspired me in taking the above steps. Inasmuch, however, as there has crept into the public prints hereabout a so-called item or article purporting to describe divers of my recent lamentable experiencesan item which I am constrained to believe the author thereof regarded as being of a humorous character, but in which no right-minded person could possibly see aught to provoke mirthI have abandoned my original resolution and shall now lay bare the true facts. In part my motive for so doing is based on personal grounds, for I have indeed endured grievously both laceration of the tenderest sensibilities and anguish of the corporeal body; but I feel also that I have a public duty to perform. If this unhappy recital but serves to put others on their guard against a too-ready acceptance of certain specious literature dealing with the fancied delightsI say fancied advisedly and for greater emphasis repeat the whole phraseagainst the fancied delights of life in the greenwood, then in such case my own poignant pangs shall not have entirely been in vain. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 27154
Author: Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury)
Release Date: Nov 4, 2008
Illustrator: Sarg, Tony, 1880-1942
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