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The Trees Of Pride
by G. K. Chesterton
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"Credulity is a curious thing," went on Treherne in a low voice. "It is more negative than positive, and yet it is infinite. Hundreds of men will avoid walking under a ladder; they don\'t know where the door of the ladder will lead. They don\'t really think God would throw a thunderbolt at them for such a thing. They don\'t know what would happen, that is just the point; but yet they step aside as from a precipice. So the poor people here may or may not believe anything; they don\'t go into those trees at night." Newly designed and typeset in a modern 6-by-9-inch format by Waking Lion Press.
Squire Vane was an elderly schoolboy of English education and Irish extraction. His English education, at one of the great public schools, had preserved his intellect perfectly and permanently at the stage of boyhood. But his Irish extraction subconsciously upset in him the proper solemnity of an old boy, and sometimes gave him back the brighter outlook of a naughty boy. He had a bodily impatience which played tricks upon him almost against his will, and had already rendered him rather too radiant a failure in civil and diplomatic service.
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