Mark Twain quote about youth from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.
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But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.
 Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). copy citation

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Author Mark Twain
Source The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Topic youth heart
Date 1876
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/74/74-h/74-h.htm

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“What had he done? nothing. He had meant the best in the world, and been treated like a dog—like a very dog. She would be sorry some day—maybe when it was too late. Ah, if he could only die temporarily!
But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time. Tom presently began to drift insensibly back into the concerns of this life again. What if he turned his back, now, and disappeared mysteriously? What if he went away—ever so far away, into unknown countries beyond the seas—and never came back any more!” source

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