668. 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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