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With my mother's death all settled happiness, all that was tranquil and reliable, disappeared from my life. There was to be much fun, many pleasures, many stabs of Joy; but no more of the old security. It was sea and islands now; the great continent had sunk like Atlantis.

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Source Notes: Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life (chapter 1, "The First Years") (1955).

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