He looks upon study as an odious fetter; his time is spent in the open air, climbing the hills or rowing on the lake.
But I consented to listen, and seating myself by the fire which my odious companion had lighted, he thus began his tale.
Everything is related in them which bears reference to my accursed origin; the whole detail of that series of disgusting circumstances which produced it is set in view; the minutest description of my odious and loathsome person is given, in language which painted your own horrors and rendered mine indelible.
Yet, before I departed, there was a task to perform, on which I shuddered to reflect; I must pack up my chemical instruments, and for that purpose I must enter the room which had been the scene of my odious work, and I must handle those utensils the sight of which was sickening to me.
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Though they think the country’s government is odious, they’re unwilling to help topple it for fear of the consequences.