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Chapter 50
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ng that Mathers was attacking us. He succeeded in killing most of the dogs. (At this time I kept a pack of bloodhounds and went man-hunting... were connected with safety; and, in fact, several men have been killed since through the precautions proposed by me no... erty would not prevent any but a few degenerate women, with perverse appetites for pleasure, from fulfilling their function. In the case of such it would i... There is yet a further point. My marriage taught me many lessons, and this not the least: when women
Chapter 53
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ty of which are classed as obscene. The men are armed with bows and arrows, or occasionally spears, some of which show great skill of metallurgy and workmanship as well as a knowle... so that it fell across the machan and very nearly killed one of the men. My best memory of Moharbhanj is not of tigers ... ion, that the streets through which I passed were filled with wildly excited crowds, all looking for me. "But he, passing through the midst of them, went... ry. But as a matter of fact people who lived with me for the last three years or so have noticed that
Chapter 75
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. The worst thing they can do is what is done in America, to disenchant the man of earth with his destiny; to fill him with the facts and fancies that enthral etiol... onstantly bleeding the provinces, thus eventually killing the goose the laid the golden eggs. To me, the present prosperity of the United States, lik... unge head foremost into the rough and tumble, but Mencken understood the psychology of the cattle he was out to kill, and he poleaxed them properly. Having thus secur... cessarily savage satirists; they dare not waste time in wooing beauty till the war is won. We find, th
Chapter 65
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erstood what my will was. My aspiration to be the means of emancipating humanity was perfectly fulfilled. I had merely to establish in the world the Law... t certain management of the cue combined with judgment must result in certain movements of the balls, and that skill and not luck determines the success of the player... ner or later, that when it does its place will be filled by something just as good, and nothing is more stupid tha... ound that he had got her by the throat. On seeing me he let her go; she ran screaming into the house. He followed, swearing to kill her. I made a beeline for the drawing-room poker,
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er and knew that the only hope of making her love me was to kill the vanity which prevented her from being true to... efore I left for New Hampshire, we had a farewell meeting. She was now too far advanced in gestation t... had persuaded her to go to England for the confinement, and also to make various necessary arrangements with regard to the future. He had now cunningly pr
Chapter 66
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of the A.'. A.'. disguised as Victor Neuburg. We merely wanted to rough it a bit in a new and interes... tarted south, with no particular objective beyond filling our lungs with pure air and renewing the auste... an hotel. I cannot imagine why or how the idea came to me. Perhaps I happened to have in my rucksack one of my earliest magical notebooks, where I had co
Chapter 61
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er; that his mother hated her husband and had become desperate when the heir-apparent had been killed in battle. His mother had determined to kill he... chance by not letting myself go and perhaps been killed for my pains. At the same time I was seized with a sudden sense of alarm. I felt... elf a writer of subtlety and distinction, but she filled me with fascination and horror. She gave me the idea of a devourer of human corpses, being he... prang up for the few days {557} necessary to give me the required inspiration for my climax. I could o
Chapter 68
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journey as ours. The events of a single day would fill a fat folio. The more obvious adventures are really the least memorable, yet these are the only things which are capable of description. We were sometimes obliged, for example, to push on at a great pace in order to reach a place where we could renew ... a half. The last stage was pretty bad. It taught me a useful lesson about physical endurance. Most m
Chapter 18
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ation for one's regular work, and there is much time to kill in a hotel or a tent in bad weather. Personally, ... all sorts of things, from problems connected with Mersenne's numbers and Fermat's binary theorem to th... iven number by the use of the number four, four times --- neither more nor less, relating them by any ... ving material apparatus, one of which seems worth mention. He was in Mysore and a travelling conjurer
Chapter 43
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alm to the point of casual indifference, "if it comes back, I shall kill myself." Fritz {341} Thäulow I saw several times.... s dream: he also the sweet friend of Bacchus, who filled him with a glow and melody of colour and thought. There too, were D--- a... ere artistry that they adored, not the technical skill of achievement --- they formed a noble and harmonious group, the like of which ... Gerald Kelly's elder sister, Rose, had been for some years the widow of a Major Skerrett, and one of h
Chapter 64
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ng this walk across Spain, I had much leisure for meditation. I was pledged to do my work in the world, and that meant my becoming a public character and one sure to... en in the most ordinary sense of the word. It seemed to me that my first duty was to prove to the world that I was not teaching Magick for money. I promi
Chapter 56
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wished to extend its market by force. I do not remember how many million men were said to have been killed in the course of these struggles, but something like two thirds of the whole area of Talifu (some estimates gave three quarters) had been razed to ... final storming of the stronghold. Dr. Clark, the medical missionary of Talifu, received us with great
Chapter 69
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RAP> This criticism (from the //Poetry Review//) fills me with honest pride. I finished the play during th... l legate. She follows and, defending the old man, kills her husband. This last scene, by the way, fulfils my idea of true comedy; the dressing up of a man as a king or god, and... this central idea is universal in all the best comedy and tragedy from the "Bacchae" of Euripides, th... to my magical writings during this astounding summer. In my spare time I began to make a list of Gre
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nal comprehension, and moreover to justify the former without denying the validity of the later. Professor Thompson's remarks filled me with hope. It must be remembered that at the... ht blackmail to bear on any honest people that seemed likely to stand in his way, and in every other respect fulfilled the conditions requisite for plundering the city and persecuting the poor, in the name of righteousness according to the most approved methods. His most spectacular success was to shut up
Chapter 3
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ed to believe that Nana Sahib had been caught and killed. He wanted to find Nana Sahib, to become his ally, share in torturing prisoners, and yet t... he character of a normally mischievous boy with some skill in playing upon other people's psychology. But they illustrate the singular environment. A frequent guest at The Grange was an old gentleman named Sherrall, whose vice was castor oil. Edward Crow
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Chapter 54
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Chapter 30
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Chapter 48
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Chapter 23
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Chapter 42
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Chapter 4
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Chapter 16
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Chapter 36
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Chapter 10
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