RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 'Young children do not blush' (nd) CUL-DAR195.1.17 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker. (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker 4.2010, corrections by John van Wyhe 11.2010. RN1

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Young children do not blush & their unconsciousness is one of their most charming qualities. — They stare with open unblinking eyes at a stranger forgetful of most in a manner which an older person can not hardly emulate.

Begins by boldly giving by fathers

1 This note was worked into Expression, p. 328.

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