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Austin Bidwell

Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison / Fifteen Years in Solitude

    allsafehas quoted3 years ago
    Most of these, with their definitions, parrotlike, I had learned to spell, but never once in all my school experience had I been taught the derivation of a single word.
    allsafehas quoted3 years ago
    He was a nice, conservative old man, and let things run on easily. His chief clerk, Mr. Ambler, was every inch a gentleman, who, quickly perceiving what an ignoramus I was, out of the goodness of his heart resolved to teach me something.
    allsafehas quoted3 years ago
    I had learned to spell, but never once in all my school experience had I been taught the derivation of a single word.
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