The Unfolding Life; Passages From The Diaries, Notebooks, And Letters Of Howard Munro Longyear, And From The Letters He Received From His Parents And  by Howard Munro Longyear

The Unfolding Life; Passages From The Diaries, Notebooks, And Letters Of Howard Munro Longyear, And…

byHoward Munro Longyear

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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.1901 Excerpt: ... II. SCHOOL DAYS IN CLEVELAND, COVERING A PERIOD OF NEARLY THREE YEARS A man must stand ereit, and not be kept ereft by others. Marcus Aurelius. II. SCHOOL DAYS IN CLEVELAND, COVERING A PERIOD OF NEARLY THREE YEARS HOWARD entered the University School in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1892, at ten years of age. The change from the familiar surroundings of home and the love and companionship of his own kith and kin, to the strange and unfamiliar precindts of a big school where he was totally unknown, was doleful enough. His parents were loath to part with their boy, but his own welfare demanded the sacrifice and they gave him up to be taught by rough but merciful experience. Howard faced the new conditions with a faltering heart. Thrust in among a lot of strange boys, he shrank from their curious, taunting looks, and would have given anything to be safe again in his own home. He felt that he had been weighed in the scales of the world and found grievously wanting. The boys teased and worried him almost beyond endurance and the first week or two was a very unhappy time for him. Goaded to desperation by the persistent nagging of his schoolmates, Howard finally turned on one of his tormentors,--who happened to be a boy much larger than himself,--and won such respect for his valor that persecution ceased. After that the boys were ready to admit him into full fellowship. Howard wrote to his mother describing the affair as follows: Dear Mamma: I had a fight yesterday. A big fat boy has tormented me ever since I came here. Yesterday in the dressing room of the gymnasium he stuck a pin into me. I could n't stand it any longer and jumped on him and knocked him over and pounded his head on the floor. He had to get excused and go home. The next day another boy pitched into me and ...

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Title:The Unfolding Life; Passages From The Diaries, Notebooks, And Letters Of Howard Munro Longyear, And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217112307

ISBN - 13:9780217112307

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