’I’m not going to endure the persecutions of your hospitable ancestors again.
This endurance made old Earnshaw furious, when he discovered his son persecuting the poor fatherless child, as he called him.
But Heathcliff affirms his principal reason for resuming a connection with his ancient persecutor is a wish to instal himself in quarters at walking distance from the Grange, and an attachment to the house where we lived together; and likewise a hope that I shall have more opportunities of seeing him there than I could have if he settled in Gimmerton.
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Everyone knows about the persecution of the Jews by the Nazis.
In that country non-Muslims are persecuted by law.