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We see everything through the eyes of Peter himself , the young midshipman
who is accepted as , and believes himself to be , the fool of the family . Peter ' s
innocence , which is the outcome not at all of stupidity but of a truly touching trust
, is ...
But here he is : . . . a thin , shambling personage , apparently about twenty years
old - a pale , cadaverous face , high cheek - bones , goggle eyes , with lank hair
very thinly sown upon a head , which , like bad soil , would return but a scanty ...
... dead body , ' lying stiff and stark upon the surface of the stream ' : In the circular
current imparted by the central flow the form was brought forward , till it passed
under his eyes ; and then he perceived with a sense of horror that it was himself .
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The Eighteenth Century
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