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This etext was produced by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk,
from the 1864 Chapman & Hall edition "Tales of All Countries" edition. 

MISS SARAH JACK, OF SPANISH TOWN, JAMAICA 

by Anthony Trollope 

There is nothing so melancholy as a country in its decadence, unless
it be a people in their decadence.  I am not aware that the latter
misfortune can be attributed to the Anglo-Saxon race in any part of
the world; but there is reason to fear that it has fallen on an
English colony in the island of Jamaica. 

Jamaica was one of those spots on which fortune shone with the full
warmth of all her noonday splendour.  That sun has set;--whether for
ever or no none but a prophet can tell; but as far as a plain man may
see, there are at present but few signs of a coming morrow, or of
another summer.

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