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Daemon
Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00:00 AM
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It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it?

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016 5:43:19 AM

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If you don't know what is wicked can you really be wicked?

A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.
Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it?

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)


Yeah, it's an innocence of wickedness - the very beginning. Though as we all know, "ignorance of law excuses no one"...
MelissaMe
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I see it as a reflection of foolishly wicked laws rather than innate wickedness of a child.

I am enjoying reading Anne of Green Gable that I downloaded free from the Gutenberg dot org free ebooks website. Applause

This is my only now.
monamagda
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Read the context from : Anne Of Green Gables

Chapter II

Matthew Cuthbert Is Surprised


"Oh, I can carry it," the child responded cheerfully. "It isn't heavy. I've got all my worldly goods in it, but it isn't heavy. And if it isn't carried in just a certain way the handle pulls out--so I'd better keep it because I know the exact knack of it. It's an extremely old carpet-bag. Oh, I'm very glad you've come, even if it would have been nice to sleep in a wild cherry-tree. We've got to drive a long piece, haven't we? Mrs. Spencer said it was eight miles. I'm glad because I love driving. Oh, it seems so wonderful that I'm going to live with you and belong to you. I've never belonged to anybody--not really. But the asylum was the worst. I've only been in it four months, but that was enough. I don't suppose you ever were an orphan in an asylum, so you can't possibly understand what it is like. It's worse than anything you could imagine. Mrs. Spencer said it was wicked of me to talk like that, but I didn't mean to be wicked. It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it? They were good, you know--the asylum people. But there is so little scope for the imagination in an asylum--only just in the other orphans. It was pretty interesting to imagine things about them--to imagine that perhaps the girl who sat next to you was really the daughter of a belted earl, who had been stolen away from her parents in her infancy by a cruel nurse who died before she could confess. I used to lie awake at nights and imagine things like that, because I didn't have time in the day. I guess that's why I'm so thin--I AM dreadful thin, ain't I? There isn't a pick on my bones. I do love to imagine I'm nice and plump, with dimples in my elbows."

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Ozolinsh V.
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jacobusmaximus wrote:
If you don't know what is wicked can you really be wicked?


That's the point :D
MelissaMe
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There isn't a pick on my bones.


I know that she is thin to the point of emaciation, but I don't know what that means.

This is my only now.
TheParser
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 7:29:26 AM
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Daemon wrote:
It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it?

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)



Ms. Lucy was so right!

In my country there are currently many wicked people who do not recognize how wicked they are.
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