Ten-second review: The narrator reminisces about the days of his youth at the huge house occupied by Grandmother Field, its caretaker, and her brother Uncle John. The reverie ends when we find that the narrator is a bachelor with no children, and his two dream children with whom he has been sharing his memories fade from reality as he awakes from a nap.
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Great Essays. Ed. Houston Peterson.
What is an essay? “They are all prefaces. A preface is nothing but a talk with the reader; and they [essays] do nothing else.” Charles Lamb.