The Friar's Daughter: A Story of the American Occupation of the Philippines

      Charles Lincoln Phifer
The Friars Daughter: A Story of the American Occupation of the Philippines

Excerpt from The Friar's Daughter: A Story of the American Occupation of the PhilippinesThis is a story founded on truth. Practically every in eident told about really happened; yet some liberty has been taken with the arrangements of these incidents into a story. Events are sometimes grouped outside of their natural order and place of occurrence, and the time of action is shortened. Conversation is necessarily invented, and is used to bring out the setting of the story and give it life. Another thing Every writer recognizes that it is desirable to not have too many characters in a story, and to not drag it through un important incidents. Therefore, I have omitted many inci dents of the occupation of the Philippines, and have in places ascribed to one person, in an effort to keep down the number of characters, acts which properly belonged to other persons, so that some of the characters are representative and com posite. To illustrate my meaning - that a love story in the simplest form might run through the tale I have made Sagu analdo appear as a lover as well as a general,1t'hough this is acknowledged to be fiction. In other places I have one char acter doing a work that was really done by a different person; but it would have been difficult and confusing to use all the actors in the stirring drama or to refer to all the many in cidents. This shortening of the period of action, and this combining in one person the deeds of several, is something which Shakespeare did in his historical dramas; so that thisis historical in the same sense that some of his plays are historical - not as to the truth of every word and the time and place of every act, but in spirit and in incident. The truth is there, but the grouping is made to meet the author's need.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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