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Joe_F BS: Sticks and Stones. (48) RE: BS: Sticks and Stones. 05 Aug 19

There is an interesting description of & rumination on being bullied, hitting back, and getting away with it in George Orwell's "Such, Such Were the Joys". It is too long to reproduce here, but toward the end he says: "The fact I hardly noticed is that although Hall formally challenged me to fight, he did not actually attack me. Indeed, after receiving that one blow he never oppressed me again. It was perhaps twenty years before I saw the significance of this...."

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