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Days Off

Genial humor, sound sense and intimate knowledge of sport are here given concrete form. This link for educational purpose only. Please remove file from your computer after familiarization.

A DAY OFF" said my Uncle Peter, settling down in his chair before the open wood-fire, with that air of complacent obstinacy which spreads over him when he is about to confess and expound his philosophy of life, - "a day off is a day that a man takes to himself." "You mean a day of luxurious solitude," I said, "a stolen sweet of time, which he carries away into some hidden comer to enjoy alone, - a little-Jack Horner kind of a day?" "Not at all," said my Uncle Peter; "solitude is a thing which a man hardly ever enjoys by himself. He may practise it from a sense of duty. Or he may take refuge in it from other things that are less tolerable. But nine times out of ten he will find that he can't get a really good day to himself unless he shares it with some one else; if he takes it alone, it will be a heavy day, a chain-and-ball day, - anything but a day off." Illustrated with 8 full page ilustrations.

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Book pages: 322

Book language: en

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Published: 23 December 2021 - 13:00