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1876 edition. Excerpt: ...his mother, with the timid feelings which
widow ladies so often have, and naturally enough, I suppose, about
only sons, had never brought herself to let him go to school. But
Mr. Cecil, who had always liked Walter and taken an interest in
him, felt sure that it would do him good to mix more than he had
yet done with other boys, and had persuaded Mrs. Harvey to entrust
Walter to his charge. He had gradually grown stronger since his
childhood, and Mr. Cecil guaranteed the lady that Walter, instead
of running any risk in regard to his health at Grange House, would
be almost certain to gain in strength. He told Mrs. Harvey plainly
that it was not good for her son that he should continue any longer
tied to her apron-string; that she was not really acting with
kindness to him; and that when Walter grew up to be a man, both he
and she would find this out. In fact, Mr. Cecil half persuaded and
half frightened the good lady until she consented to do as he
wished, and Walter was sent to Grange House. I liked Walter Harvey
from the first, and soon the whole school more or less liked him.
In fact, there was nothing about him that could positively provoke
dislike. His face corresponded pretty closely with his disposition.
He was frank, sweet tempered, and above all, affectionate. But the
liking which we all soon came to have for Watty--we got to call him
Watty at once--was in the case of some of the fellows strongly
mingled with contempt. To put it plainly, in schoolboy language,
"Watty was, in most things that boys know or can do, little better
than a muff. 'Not only a muff, but the softest of muffs, ' as
Arthur Dennison said, intending a pun. Arthur was the one among us
who came out most frequently in this line. Now and then, among a
bushel as mild as...
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