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The Social Cancer

By Rizal, José

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Book Id: WPLBN0000620918
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Social Cancer  
Author: Rizal, José
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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Excerpt: ?We travel rapidly in these historical sketches. The reader flies in his express train in a few minutes through a couple of centuries. The centuries pass more slowly to those to whom the years are doled out day by day. Institutions grow and beneficently develop themselves, making their way into the hearts of generations which are shorter?lived than they, attracting love and respect, and winning loyal obedience; and then as gradually forfeiting by their shortcomings the allegiance which had been honorably gained in worthier periods. We see wealth and greatness; we see corruption and vice; and one seems to follow so close upon the other, that we fancy they must have always co?existed. We look more steadily, and we perceive long periods of time, in which there is first a growth and then a decay, like what we perceive in a tree of the forest ...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Social Cancer, 1 -- Jose Rizal, 1 -- Author's Dedication, 25 -- A Social Gathering, 26 -- Crisostomo Ibarra, 33 -- The Dinner, 35 -- Heretic and Filibuster, 38 -- A Star in a Dark Night, 42 -- Capitan Tiago, 43 -- An Idyl on an Azotea, 49 -- Recollections, 54 -- Local Affairs, 56 -- The Town, 59 -- The Rulers, 61 -- All Saints, 63 -- Signs of Storm, 66 -- Tasio: Lunatic or Sage, 68 -- The Sacristans, 73 -- Sisa, 76 -- Basilio, 79 -- Souls in Torment, 82 -- A Schoolmaster's Difficulties, 86 -- The Meeting in the Town Hall, 91 -- The Story of a Mother, 98 -- Lights and Shadows, 102 -- Fishing, 104 -- In the Wood, 112 -- In the House of the Sage, 120 -- The Eve of the Fiesta, 126 -- In the Twilight, 130 -- Correspondence, 134 -- The Morning, 138 -- In the Church, 141 -- The Sermon, 143 -- The Derrick, 148 -- Free Thought, 153 -- The Dinner, 156 -- Comments, 161 -- The First Cloud, 165 -- His Excellency, 167 -- The Procession, 172 -- Do¤a Consolacion, 175 -- Right and Might, 181 -- Two Visits, 186 -- The Espada¤as, 187 -- Plans, 194 -- An Examination of Conscience, 196

 

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