A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard

By Jaycee Dugard

In the summertime of 1991 i used to be a typical child. I did basic issues. I had buddies and a mom who enjoyed me. i used to be similar to you. until eventually the day my existence used to be stolen.
For eighteen years i used to be a prisoner. i used to be an item for somebody to exploit and abuse.
For eighteen years i used to be now not allowed to talk my very own identify. I grew to become a mom and was once compelled to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an very unlikely situation.
On August 26, 2009, I took my identify again. My identify is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t ponder myself as a sufferer. I survived.

A Stolen Life is my story—in my very own phrases, in my very own manner, precisely as I take into accout it.

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The occurrence of mysteries is always by word of mouth. Calculating people are contemptible. The reason for this is that calculation deals with loss and pain, and the loss and gain mind never stops. Death is considered loss and life is considered gain. Thus, death is something that such a person does not care for, and he is contemptible. Furthermore, scholars and their like are men who with wit and speech hide their own true cowardice and greed. People often misjudge this. Lord Naoshige said, "The Way of the Samurai is in desperateness.

If the first should ask what those hindrances are, then one should respond that he will never in his life say. If he should continue to push the matter, one should get angry ; if he continues to push even further, cut him down. Furthermore, the older man should ascertain the younger's real motives in the aforementioned way. If the younger man can devote himself and pet into the situation for five or six years, then it will not be unsuitable. Above all, one should not divide one's way into two. One should strive in the Way of the Samurai.

When the time comes, there is no moment for reasoning. And if you have not done your inquiring beforehand , there is most often shame. Reading books and listening to people's talk are for the purpose of prior resolution. Above all, the Way of the Samurai should be in being aware that you do not know what is going to happen next, and in querying every item day and night. Victory and defeat are matters of the temporary force of circumstances. The way of avoiding shame is different. It is simply in death.

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