Unselfishness


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Unselfishness

See also Dedication.
Arden, Enoch
returned castaway; keeps identity secret from wife to preserve her “new life” happiness. [Br. Lit.: Enoch Arden]
Bartholomea Capitanio and Vincentia Gerosa, Sts.
founded order to nurse sick, teach young. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 58]
Bergerac, Cyrano de
composed eloquent love letters for another. [Fr. Lit.: Cyrano de Bergerac]
Carton, Sydney
allows himself to be guillotined in place of Charles Darnay. [Br. Lit.: Dickens A Tale of Two Cities]
Cratchit, Bob
ill-paid clerk; uncomplainingly supports large family. [Br. Lit.: A Christmas Carol]
Goriot, Père
generosity to daughters caused his own poverty. [Fr. Lit.: Père Goriot]
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