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Immortals Crowned by the French Academy : Jacqueline, Vol. 3

By Bentzon, Therese

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Title: Immortals Crowned by the French Academy : Jacqueline, Vol. 3  
Author: Bentzon, Therese
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Bentzon, T. (n.d.). Immortals Crowned by the French Academy : Jacqueline, Vol. 3. Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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Some people in this world who turn round and round in a daily circle of small things, like squirrels in a cage, have no idea of the pleasure a young creature, conscious of courage, has in trying its strength; this struggle with fortune loses its charm as it grows longer and longer and more and more difficult, but at the beginning it is an almost certain remedy for sorrow. To her resolve to make head against misfortune Jacqueline owed the fact that she did not fall into those morbid reveries which might have converted her passing fancy for a man who was simply a male flirt into the importance of a lost love. Is there any human being conscious of energy, and with faith in his or her own powers, who has not wished to know something of adversity in order to rise to the occasion and confront it? To say nothing of the pleasure there is in eating brown bread, when one has been fed only on cake, or of the satisfaction that a child feels when, after strict discipline, he is left to do as he likes, to say nothing of the pleasure ladies boarding in nunneries are sure to feel on reentering the world, at recovering their liberty, Jacqueline by nature loved independence, and she was attracted by the novelty of her situation as larks are attracted by a mirror. She was curious to know what life held for her in reserve, and she was extremely anxious to repair the error she had committed in giving way to a feeling of which she was now ashamed. What could do this better than hard work? To owe everything to herself, to her talents, to her efforts, to her industry, such was Jacqueline's ideal of her future life.

Table of Contents
· BOOK 3. · CHAPTER XIV. BITTER DISILLUSION · CHAPTER XV. TREACHEROUS KINDNESS · CHAPTER XVI. THE SAILOR'S RETURN · CHAPTER XVII. TWIN DEVILS · CHAPTER XVIII. AN AFFAIR OF HONOR · CHAPTER XIX. GENTLE CONSPIRATORS · CHAPTER XX. A CHIVALROUS SOUL

 

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