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" One day I overheard the teacher tell the inspector that I was 'addled' and it would not be worth while keeping me in school any longer. I was so hurt by .X this last straw that I burst out crying and went home / and told my mother about it. "
Thomas Alva Edison: Sixty Years of an Inventor's Life - Page 12
by Francis Arthur Jones - 1908 - 362 pages
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Thomas Alva Edison

Francis Rolt-Wheeler - 1915 - 201 pages
...that I was 'addled' and it would not be worth while keeping me in school any longer. I was so hurt by this last straw that I burst out crying and went home...it. Then I found out what a good thing a good mother is. She came out as my strong defender. Mother love was aroused, mother pride wounded to the quick....
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Lives of Poor Boys who Became Famous

Sarah Knowles Bolton - Biography - 1922 - 375 pages
...that I was 'addled' and it would not be worth while keeping me in school any longer. I was so hurt by this last straw that I burst out crying and went home...good mother was. She came out as my strong defender. . . . My mother was the making of me. She was so1 true, so sure of me ; and I felt that I had some...
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The Book of Mothers' Wisdom: Maternal Advice from the Queen of Sheba to ...

Laurel Hoffman - Family & Relationships - 1998 - 204 pages
...that I was addled and it would not be worthwhile to keep [me] in school any longer. I was so hurt by this last straw that I burst out crying and went home and told my mother about it. "Mother love was aroused, mother pride wounded to the quick," Edison continued. Nancy angrily confronted...
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Edison: Inventing the Century

Neil Baldwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 531 pages
...that I was addled and it would not be worthwhile keeping me in school any longer. I was so hurt by this last straw that I burst out crying and went home and told my mother about it. "Mother love was aroused, mother pride wounded to the quick," Edison continued. This trauma was the...
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Great Souls: The Seven Rays at the Soul Level

Kurt Abraham - 2002 - 232 pages
...[confused, muddled], and it would not be worthwhile keeping me in school any longer. I was so hurt by this last straw that I burst out crying and went home and told my mother about it." His mother, Nancy, brought him back to school, and she told the teacher that Thomas had more brains...
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