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Twells Brex; A Conqueror of Death

Twells Brex; A Conqueror of Death

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The publisher of this book utilises modern printing technologies as well as photocopying processes for reprinting and preserving rare works of literature that are out-of-print or on the verge of becoming lost. This book is one such reprint. Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Ill TRAGEDIES OF THE OBSCURE UPON another theme of which knowledge came to him while he lived in the country Brex wrote with a more angry pen. Cruelty always roused him. He hated not merely the ill-treatment of, but even unkindness to animals. He was moved to fierceness by man's inhumanity to man???and just as much by woman's inhumanity to woman. So by the tittle-tattle of the country, by the malicious gossip which is capable of ruining lives, by the silly exclusiveness which sets up barriers where no barriers need be, he was stirred to indignation, generous and pitying, stirred to write what he could to keep the evil of scandal-mongering down. Once he told " as sad a story as I ever remember " : THE PLAGUE OF LOCAL SCANDAL There was as sad a story in a newspaper a few days ago as one ever remembers. It filled but a few lines, but it held a whole parable. It concerned only the lives of ordinary people in an obscure village, but if it were graved on brass and set up in a public place of every parish in the land it might strike home to the careless and the cruel and save so many broken hearts. This is the story???it would lose nothing by a stark way of telling it, nor need one repeat locality and names. Thewrongdoer has paid, and the wronged have claim to privacy. Said Mrs. X to the guests in her drawing-room : " Blank " (the parish) " is getting dreadful???there is a scandal about Mrs. Y and Mr. Z." These remarks were utterly unfounded. The lady slandered was luckier than most of us in that she tracked the slanderer. The defendant off
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217412315
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 4 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217412319
Publisher Date: 02 Feb 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 72
Series Title: English
Weight: 145 gr
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