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A Hanging

George Orwell

A Hanging, 1931 [L.m./F.s.: 2015-09-24 / 0.16 KiB]
‘It is curious, but till that moment I had never realized what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man. When I saw the prisoner step aside to avoid the puddle, I saw the mystery, the unspeakable wrongness, of cutting a life short when it is in full tide. This man was not dying, he was alive just as we were alive...’

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