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The Children's Suicide extract   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1884... 1884 The Children's Suicide
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Two child convicts approach their overseer's wife to ask about a friend of theirs. Their sad little faces so move her that she impulsively kisses and embraces them, bringing a brief moment of tenderness into their abject lives. Her husband, however, has a very different regard for the boys, and when they summon up the courage to escape forever his control, it is his wife's words they derive comfort from.


  • Editor's note: From 'His Natural Life.'

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