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...My intellect rebels against the destruction of any life in any shape whatsoever. But my heart is not strong enough befriend these creatures. which, experience has shown, are destructive. The language of convincing confidence, which comes from actual experience, fails me, and it will continue to do so, so long as I am cowardly enough to fear snakes, tigers and the like.
-(YI. 17 July 1927. p. 222)
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