By Harriet Martineau
This 1841 novel describes lifestyles at a nineteenth-century English boarding institution. The hero, Hugh Proctor, involves the college from a comparatively privileged history and suffers there a disfiguring coincidence that would end up to be the defining problem of his existence.
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Mom goes to ship a few for me to attempt. whilst i'm a guy, I shall have one who will seem like a true foot; yet that may not be so gentle because the one you will find me with after the vacations. yet you don't part be aware of what i will be able to do now, with my crutches. the following, i'll exhibit you. ” As he flourished approximately, and performed antics, Agnes heard the pit-pat of his crutches, and he or she suggestion she may well to boot were there, in the event that they had instructed all their secrets and techniques, and had obtained to play. however the noise didn't final lengthy, for Hugh’s performances didn't make Tooke very merry; and the lads sat down quietly back. “Now, I’ll inform you what,” stated Tooke. “I am an even bigger and better boy than you, with out contemplating this twist of fate. I’ll look after you forever you're at Crofton: and regularly afterwards, if i will be able to. brain you that. If anyone teases you, you name me,—that’s all. Say you are going to. ” “Why,” acknowledged Hugh, “I had fairly look after myself. I had really make no distinction among you and everyone else. ” “There now! You don’t forgive me, in the end. ” “I do,—upon my notice, I do. yet why should still I make any distinction among you and the remainder, if you didn't suggest me any harm,—any greater than they? along with, it may possibly make humans suspect. ” “Well, allow them to. occasionally I wish,” persisted Tooke, twisting himself approximately within the uneasiness of his brain, “sometimes I want that everyone knew now. they are saying murderers can't maintain their mystery. they're certain to inform, after they can't undergo it any further. ” “That is due to their consciences,” stated Hugh. “But you're not accountable of whatever, you recognize. i'm certain i will be able to retain a mystery simply adequate, while i'm really not accountable in it. ” “Yes? you've gotten proven that. But——” “Come! don’t allow us to speak any longer approximately that. —Only simply this. Has anyone accused you? simply because i have to know,—I has to be on my safeguard. ” “Nobody has acknowledged a be aware, simply because my father positioned us all upon honour by no means to say it: yet I constantly suppose as though all their eyes have been upon me all day,—and occasionally within the evening. ” “Nonsense! I don’t think anyone has pitched on you quite. And while college opens back, all their eyes could be on me, to work out how I deal with. yet I don’t suggest to brain that. anyone may perhaps stare that likes. ” Hugh sighed, in spite of the fact that, after announcing this; and Tooke used to be silent. At size he declared,— “Whatever you are saying opposed to it, I shall consistently take your half: and you have got purely to invite me, and that i will continually run wherever, and do something for you. brain you that. ” “Thank you,” stated Hugh. “Now inform me in regards to the new usher; for I dare say you recognize greater than the opposite boys do. Holt and that i can be below him altogether, i assume. ” “Yes: and you'll be wealthy, by means of what I listen. he's as little like Mr. Carnaby as want be. ” all of the remainder of the afternoon used to be taken up with tales of Mr. Carnaby and different ushers, in order that the lads have been stunned while the maid got here to inform them that tea was once prepared. Agnes was once making tea. Hugh used to be so wanting to repeat to his uncle many of the reliable tales that he had simply heard, that he didn't notice, as his aunt did, how pink his sister’s hands have been, and the way she shivered nonetheless.