The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon. Though he had taken off hi school sweater and trailed it now from one hand, his grey shirt stuck to him and his hair was plastered to his forehead.… Read the full first chapter
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In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever
“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”… Read the full first chapter
When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow. When it healed, and Jem’s fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury.… Read the full first chapter