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ASTOR, LENOX ANO
Whatever may have been done to you by an enemy, if it be a really evil thing, a thing that is bad in itself, staining the soul of the doer, do not break a commandment to have revenge. Lift no finger, say no word-above all, pray no prayer that punishment may fall upon the one who has spitefully used you. The time will come when, if you have any pity in your soul, you will gladly do all in your power to help the one who has to-day stabbed you to your heart's
For in the accomplishment of a shameful act, in the very utterance of words that injure, forces are set to work the power of which can not be comprehended.—KINGSLEY.
THE NEW YORK
COPYRIGHT, 1905, BY
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY
Published March, 1905
TO THE MEMORY OF
In gratitude for thoughts scattered through these pages I dare to dedicate this novel, well knowing that had I done so during his earthly lifetime, he would have staggered at the thought of being connected with so worldly a form of literature; yet trusting that now from his place of refuge in Eternal Light he will not grieve if by such a medium a few warm beams shine out into a misty world.
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