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A Child of the Jago

A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison
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Arthur George Morrison (1 November 1863, Poplar, London - 4 December 1945, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire) was an English author and journalist known for his realistic novels about London's East End and for his detective stories. Morrison's most famous novel is A Child of the Jago, published in 1896, The novel described in graphic detail living conditions in the East End, including the permeation of violence into everyday life (it was a barely fictionalized account of life in the Old Nichol Street Rookery). (Introduction by Wikipedia and Algy Pug)

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A CHILD OF THE JAGO

BY ARTHUR MORRISON

AUTHOR OF 'TALES OF MEAN STREETS'

THIRD EDITION

METHUEN & CO. 36 ESSEX STREET, W.C. LONDON 1897

TO ARTHUR OSBORNE JAY VICAR OF HOLY TRINITY, SHOREDITCH

... Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!...

Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar:

Say unto them which daub it with untempered mortar, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.

Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?

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