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Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush. He surveyed the fence, and all gladness left him and a deep melancholy settled down upon his spirit. Thirty yards of board fence nine feet high. Life to him seemed hollow, and existence but a burden.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Strange that grief should now almost choke me, because another human being's eye has failed to greet mine.
There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
Miguel de Cervantes,