The Indian Special by Estelle Aubrey ArmstrongThe Indian Special by Estelle Aubrey Armstrong

The Indian Special

byEstelle Aubrey Armstrong

Paperback | January 30, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Penn. Feb. % 19--. Dear: You remark with customary frankness that you never before knew me to keep an idea, and that you were apprehensive of dire results. Well, it has made me uncomfortable and I am going to pass it on to you in hopes it will produce a like effect. The idea, reduced to lowest terms of expression, was that I needed a dose of moral castor oil. My ethical alimentary canal has got clogged with a lot of predigested, properly inspected, government labeled moral health foods, put up by the Universal Reputation Co., and distributed gratis by the Society of What Everybody Thinks. It is a diet especially recommended for infants and imbeciles. It prevents brain fatigue, cures mental activity in its worst stages and is a specific antidote for original thought. Many employees of the Indian Service belong to this same Distributing Society and I find myself rapidly qualifying for membership. They are afraid of what people will say; afraid of losing their jobs; afraid of being spontaneous, and here am I proven guilty in two charges by my unpardonable interference in Miss Schlosser's love affair. I have been cultivating the rare accomplishment of being frank with myself and I know that the advice which I so freely heaped on my long-suffering friend was composed of ten per cent of the gold of unselfishness and ninety per cent of the alloy of what will people think. Well, I've come to the conclusion that it is none of our business what people think. The Ten Commandments were given us to keep because it was right that we should keep them, not because people would talk if we didn't. Nowhere does it say " Thou shall not marry an Indian," and if Miss Schlosser chooses to do so she may, and it is no concern of hers what people ...
Title:The Indian SpecialFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217351433

ISBN - 13:9780217351430