The novel-reading world did not go mad about The Warden; but I soon felt that it had not failed as the others had failed. There were notices of it in the press, and I could discover that people around me knew that I had written a book. Mr. Longman was complimentary, and after a while informed me that there would be profits to divide. At the end of 1855 I received a cheque for 锟? 8s. 8d., which was the first money I had ever earned by literary work 鈥?that 锟?0 which poor Mr. Colburn had been made to pay certainly never having been earned at all. At the end of 1856 I received another sum of 锟?0 15s. 1d. The pecuniary success was not great. Indeed, as regarded remuneration for the time, stone-breaking would have done better. A thousand copies were printed, of which, after a lapse of five or six years, about 300 had to be converted into another form, and sold as belonging to a cheap edition. In its original form The Warden never reached the essential honour of a second edition. 鈥淒ude, what are those things on your feet?鈥?Jenn asked. 9 When we transgressed Your commandment, You made us come out of the garden, and sent a cherub to keep the Tree of Life, lest we should eat thereof, and live; and know nothing of faintness after we transgressed. pk10两期必中玩法 鈥淒ude, what are those things on your feet?鈥?Jenn asked. Stroud, p. 29. And yet when I think how little I knew of Latin or Greek on leaving Harrow at nineteen, I am astonished at the possibility of such waste of time. I am now a fair Latin scholar 鈥?that is to say, I read and enjoy the Latin classics, and could probably make myself understood in Latin prose. But the knowledge which I have, I have acquired since I left school 鈥?no doubt aided much by that groundwork of the language which will in the process of years make its way slowly, even through the skin. There were twelve years of tuition in which I do not remember that I ever knew a lesson! When I left Harrow I was nearly at the top of the school, being a monitor, and, I think, the seventh boy. This position I achieved by gravitation upwards. I bear in mind well with how prodigal a hand prizes used to be showered about; but I never got a prize. From the first to the last there was nothing satisfactory in my school career 鈥?except the way in which I licked the boy who had to be taken home to be cured. If any person or persons, &c., shall cut or break any iron chain or collar, which any master of slaves should have used, in order to prevent the running away or escape of any such slave or slaves, such person or persons so offending shall, on conviction, &c., be fined not less than two hundred dollars, nor exceeding one thousand dollars; and suffer imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, nor less than six months.鈥擜ct of Assembly of March 6, 1819. Pamphlet, page 64. Ron Clarke was a star鈥攂ut still a loser in the eyes of his nation. Despite breaking nineteen recordsin every distance from the half-mile to six miles, 鈥渢he bloke who choked鈥?never managed to winthe big ones. In the summer of 鈥?8, he blew his final chance: in the 10,000-meter finals at theMexico City Games, Clarke was knocked out by altitude sickness. Anticipating a barrage of abuseback home, Clarke delayed his return by stopping off in Prague to pay a courtesy call to the blokewho never lost. Toward the end of their visit, Clarke glimpsed Zatopek sneaking something intohis suitcase. She did so; and, to her surprise, found an inexpressible sensation of relief. After this, it was her custom daily to go out to this same spot, and supplicate this unknown Friend. Subsequently, she was herself taken, and brought over to America; and, when the story of Jesus and his love was related to her, she immediately felt in her soul that this Jesus was the very friend who had spoken comfort to her yearning spirit in the distant forest of Africa. 鈥淒ude, what are those things on your feet?鈥?Jenn asked. After that鈥攕ilence. On the slim chance that Jenn and Billy had actually found the right city andfinagled their way onto a flight, I headed over to the airport for a look around. I鈥檇 never met them,but their outlaw reputation created a pretty vivid mental image. When I got to baggage claim, Iimmediately locked in on a couple who looked like teenage runaways hitchhiking to Lollapalooza.