The Devil's Playground: A Story of the Wild Northwest (Classic Reprint)


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Excerpt from The Devil's Playground: A Story of the Wild Northwest

The greatest mistake a man can make, philosophized the Sage, is to fall in love With a married woman. Of course I never did anything of the sort myself but I've watched fellows get that way and reckoned they were to be pitied. I call it a mistake; because I don't believe that any one in his sober senses, When he first feels himself attracted by his neighbor's Wife, dreams of allowing such a suicidal condition of things to get the upper hand of him. But what he does not want to do, and what he eventually does, are only separated by a matter of sentiment to begin With, and amount to the same thing in the end. If he is one of the um fortunate ones - all heart and no head - he drifts into it like a man who has been fooling about in a small boat above Niagara Falls, and whose fate is a foregone conclusion. The first step in this direction generally begins with a mere mutual attraction the next, some fancied affinity. Then comes the inevitable something.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - John Mackie


Published Date - September 02 2019

ISBN - 9781528249317

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm

Page Count - 254

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