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The Portygee by Joseph Crosby Lincoln is one of the fiction best sellers in 1920. The author of this book achieved considerable commercial success with the books she wrote including children's literature, adventure stories and romance fiction.
….He had not always loved and longed for that school as he loved and longed for it now. There had been times when he referred to it as ""the old jail,"" and professed to hate it. But it had been the only real home he had known since he was eight years old and now he looked back upon it as a fallen angel might have looked back upon Paradise. He sighed again, choked and hastily drew his gloved hand across his eyes. At the age of seventeen it is very unmanly to cry, but, at that age also, manhood and boyhood are closely intermingled. He choked again and then, squaring his shoulders, reached into his coat pocket for the silver cigarette case which, as a recent acquisition, was the pride of his soul. He had just succeeded in lighting a cigarette when, borne upon the wind, he heard once more the sound of hoofs and wheels and saw in the distance a speck of light advancing toward the station.
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