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A Far Country
Winston Churchill V1

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A FAR COUNTRY 

By Winston Churchill 

BOOK 1. 

I. 

My name is Hugh Paret.  I was a corporation lawyer, but by no means a
typical one, the choice of my profession being merely incidental, and
due, as will be seen, to the accident of environment.  The book I am
about to write might aptly be called The Autobiography of a Romanticist.
In that sense, if in no other, I have been a typical American, regarding
my country as the happy hunting-ground of enlightened self-interest, as a
function of my desires.  Whether or not I have completely got rid of this
romantic virus I must leave to those the aim of whose existence is to
eradicate it from our literature and our life.  A somewhat Augean task! 

I have been impelled therefore to make an attempt at setting forth, with

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