Autobiographies: Reveries over Childhood and Youth and the Trembling of the Veil

Autobiographies: Reveries over Childhood and Youth and the Trembling of the Veil

Autobiographies: Reveries over Childhood and Youth and the Trembling of the Veil

Autobiographies: Reveries over Childhood and Youth and the Trembling of the Veil

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Sometimes when I remember a relative that I have been fond of, or a strange incident of the past, I wander here and there till I have somebody to talk to. Presently I notice that my listener is bored; but now that I have written it out, I may even begin to forget it all. In any case, because one can always close a book, my friend need not be bored.

I have changed nothing to my knowledge; and yet it must be that I have changed many things without my knowledge; for I am writing after many years and have consulted neither friend, nor letter, nor old newspaper, and describe what comes oftenest into my memory.

I say this fearing that some surviving friend of my youth may remember something in a different shape and be offended with my book.

CHRISTMAS DAY, 1914.

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