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To be different from your fellow creatures is always a misfortune.

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Daemon wrote:
To be different from your fellow creatures is always a misfortune.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)


To be similar or to be different - it's just a different kind of misfortune...
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Context from : The Emerald City of Oz
by L. Frank Baum

CHAPTER 8
[b] “HOW THE GRAND GALLIPOOT JOINED THE NOMES”


These Growleywogs were certainly remarkable creatures. They were of gigantic size, yet were all bone and skin and muscle, there being no meat or fat upon their bodies at all. Their powerful muscles lay just underneath their skins, like bunches of tough rope, and the weakest Growleywog was so strong that he could pick up an elephant and toss it seven miles away.

It seems unfortunate that strong people are usually so disagreeable and overbearing that no one cares for them. [b]In fact, to be different from your fellow creatures is always a misfortune.
The Growleywogs knew that they were disliked and avoided by every one, so they had become surly and unsociable even among themselves. Guph knew that they hated all people, including the Nomes; but he hoped to win them over, nevertheless, and knew that if he succeeded they would afford him very powerful assistance.

“The Land of Oz is ruled by a namby-pamby girl who is disgustingly kind and good,” he continued. “Her people are all happy and contented and have no care or worries whatever.”

http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/123/the-emerald-city-of-oz/2142/chapter-8-how-the-grand-gallipoot-joined-the-nomes/

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