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It was jolly in the country. A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow.

Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior, I had good use in real life for more strength, as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse, but instead had myself to protect my brother, two years my junior.

My father, though, could run very much faster. It was impossible to compete with him on the grass. But it was astonishing how slow old people were. Some of them could not run up a hill and called it trying to climb stairs.

My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.

On the whole, the world was friendly. It chiefly depended on whether one were good or not.

Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types.

School is a foretaste of life.

Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home, and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home, or with relatives of the people at home, none of whom were known to anybody at school.

That a literature in our time is living is shown in that way that it debates problems.

The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness.

The person upon whom the schoolboys' attention centred was, of course, the Headmaster.

The stream of time sweeps away errors, and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.

The war imbued my tin soldiers with quite a new interest. It was impossible to have boxes enough of them.

When I was a little boy I did not, of course, trouble much about my appearance.

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