No such thing came into my mind, or near it. I could observe, in little pieces, as it were;

Category: Writing & Reading | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Observe

The child sees intensely but lives in a sort of mental half-world. He is too young to deduce from what he sees hardly more than a vague suspicion unsupported by an articulated idea.

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