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entured upon the undertaking,—doing editorial work for other anti-slavery papers in the meanwhile, and importing for his fables the expensive and speaking illustrations of Grandville.
While the publication was in process, his brother-in-law failed, and the cost became wholly Mr. Wright's. His earnings were hardly enough for home needs, and there was nothing to do but to take his book from door to door.
He did this, going from city to city, first in his own country, and then in England and Scotland.
It took three hard, desperate, courageous years, but every copy of the edition was at last sold, and his debts paid,; not wholly from the proceeds of his sales, but from them and later earnings.
It was while pushing this cruelly slow work in London that Mr. Wright first realized the great necessity of parks to crowded and growing cities.
In England he kept sharp watch on all from which he could get knowledge or inspiration.
Mr. Wright's discovery of the Fells was not till 1864, whe