With every kindly sympathy and affection blasted in its birth, with every young and healthy feeling flogged and starved down, with every revengeful passion that can fester
in swollen hearts, eating its evil way to their core in silence, what an incipient Hell was breeding here!
It would appear that they are a half-brute, half-human species, a race apart, wherein there is no such thing as sex; that they are hatched out by the sun like turtle eggs, or receive life in some similar and sordid fashion; and that all their days they fester
in brutality and viciousness, and in the end die as unlovely as they have lived.
Shadows seemed to come and go in them as if the steady flame of her soul had been made to vacillate at last in the cross-currents of poisoned air from the corrupted dark immensity claiming her for its own, where virtues themselves fester
into crimes in the cynicism of oppression and revolt.
A proscribed fugitive, with a price upon his head; a fester
and a wound upon the noble character of the Coketown operative
Otherwise their head festers
and rots inside you and you end up in hospital.