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The Battle of Life

By Dickens, Charles

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Book Id: WPLBN0000676264
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File Size: 391.30 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Battle of Life  
Author: Dickens, Charles
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Publisher: Penn State University's Electronic Classics

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Dickens, C. (n.d.). The Battle of Life. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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Excerpt: Chapter 1. Part The First. Once upon a time, it matters little when, and in stalwart England, it matters little where, a fierce battle was fought. It was fought upon a long summer day when the waving grass was green. Many a wild flower formed by the Almighty Hand to be a perfumed goblet for the dew, felt its enameled cup filled high with blood that day, and shrinking dropped. Many an insect deriving its delicate color from harmless leaves and herbs, was stained anew that day by dying men, and marked its frightened way with an unnatural track. The painted butterfly took blood into the air upon the edges of its wings. The stream ran red.

 
 



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