I was born in the year 18xx to a large fortune,
endowed besides with excellent parts, inclined
by nature to industry, fond of the respect of
the wise and good among my fellow men, and thus,
as might have been supposed, with every guarantee
of an honourouble and distinguished future.
"endowed besides with excellent parts" -- what does
I guess if he was "inclined to industry" he did
his homework too. :-)
BTW, it was a book by Kaplan International, for
The main feature of the novel it contains an abundance
of new words.
It is a method of teaching. A book from Kaplan is small
and contains a very intrigue story.
A pupil must gather all his industry to read it to the
A pupil must gather all his industry to read it to theHmm. I gather you figured out "industry" although
there are umpteen definitions for this word in the average desk dictionary. I can see from your excerpt that the author could have
used words like "industrious", "diligence", and "enthusiasm" but chose
not to. Shorter words aren't necessarily easier to interpret than
longer ones if they're used in unfamiliar ways. The Victorians often
used a lot of description & took their time setting the scene.
Once you get into stories like this, however, there's usually plenty of action.... :-)
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