Worst Boys In Town; And Other Addresses To Young Men And Women, Boys And Girls

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJames Langdon Hill

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... Chapter XXXII SOME OF MY MOTTOES The preacher set in order many proverbs. Ecclesiastes 12: 9. The Truth Will Bear Its Own Weight When visiting a Hospital for the Insane, I saw a strong, big, crazy farmer brought in, by a posse of his muscular neighbors, who seemed to feel that their grave responsibility would be fully discharged if by any device they inveigled him across the threshold of the asylum and hastily shut the door. The superintendent said to the base deceivers, "And how did you get this man to accompany you?" "We told him we were going to buy cattle, and we invited him to go with us." "And how did you induce him to come to this hospital?' "When we saw it in the distance on the hill, we said to him that we thought it was a big hotel, and, as the night was coming on, we asked him if he had not as lief stop there as anywhere; and he said, 'Yes.'" "Now before you go," said the superintendent to the false brethren, "you must tell this man that you lied to him; that this is not a hotel, and that you knew it was not. This man must be undeceived. If it is left to us to disclose to him the facts, he might think that you too were misguided, and that the place was proving of a different character from what people outside have generally supposed, that you were his friends and we were not, that we were detaining him unjustly. This starts a spirit of resistance and prejudice and animosity, which is unfavorable for both treatment and recovery. The best way to get along with the insane is to take a self-respecting course with them, and to tell them the truth. If this man recovers, it will be by coming to the standards of fact where a hotel is a hotel, and a hospital is a hospital. Bight wrongs no man." Thus some men seem to feel incorrectly that they are about ...

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... Chapter XXXII SOME OF MY MOTTOES The preacher set in order many proverbs. Ecclesiastes 12: 9. The Truth Will Bear Its Own Weig...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021714778X

ISBN - 13:9780217147781

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