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The Magnificent Ambersons

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER HI UNTIL he reached the age of twelve, Georgie's education was a domestic process; tutors came to the house; and those citizens who yearned for his taking down often said: Just wait till he has to go to public school; then he'll get it But at twelve Georgie was sent to a private school in the town, and there came from this small and dependent institution no report, or even rumour, of Georgie's getting anything that ht. was thought to deserve; therefore the yearning still persisted, though growing gaunt with feeding upon itself. For, although Georgie's pomposities and impudence in the little school were often almost unbearable, the teachers were fascinated by him. They did not like hn?he was too arrogant for that? but he kept them in such a state of emotion that they thought more about him than they did about all of the other ten pupils. The emotion he kept them in was usually one resulting from injured self- respect, but sometimes it was dazzled admiration.So far as their conscientious observation went, he studied his lessons sparingly; but sometimes, in class, he flashed an admirable answer, with a comprehension not often shown by the pupils they taught; and he passed his examinations easily. In all, without discernible effort, he acquired at this school some rudiments of a liberal education and learned nothing whatever about himself. The yearners were still yearning when Georgie, at sixteen, was sent away to a great Prep School. Now, they said brightly, he'll get it He'll find himself among boys just as important in their home towns as he is, and they'll knock the .stuffing out of him when he puts on his airs with them Oh, but that would be worth something to see They were mistaken, it appeared, for when Georgie returned, a few months later, he still...

Product Details

ISBN:
9781438526393
Author:
Tarkington, Booth
Publisher:
Book Jungle
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
262
Dimensions:
7.50x9.25x.55 in. 1.00 lbs.

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