Armour, Or, What Are You Going to Do about It? Volume 4

Armour, Or, What Are You Going to Do about It? Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...where a scene met his gaze that for a moment, accustomed as.he had been to the horrors of battle-fields, fairly sickened him. On bloody stretchers lay two manly forms, torn and mangled in a shocking manner, but in whose ashy and swollen faces he recognized an engineer and fireman with whom he had often conversed. Like most of their class, they were manly fellows, and their frank, honest, cheery ways, had attracted him. In the pockets of the faded and begrimed overalls of the fireman was found a bunch of keys and seven cents, while in those of the engineer was sixty cents, his book of rules, and a slip of paper which proved to be a letter which one of the brakeman had found tightly clutched in the dead man's hand. It was from his little girl, begging him to come home. Hamilton hurried from the room with moistened eyes. What a contrast presented itself! Outside, the birds sung merrily in the bright June sunshine, ' and all was life and happiness. Inside, was death, horror, and gloom. At this moment a " special " whirled by with a director's elegant car attached, on the platform of which sat some of the ofiicials of the road, with their families, --gentlemen who, on salaries of five thousand dollars make millions in _ a few years. Fat terrapin-fed-looking gentlemen they were, too, with all the appearance of general high living, and of lives unmarked by care, and their well-dressed and happy-looking Wives and daughters chatted gayly to one another as they swept by. " Ah I " sighed Hamilton, as he thought of the two poor fellows lying in that room; "how different are the lives of these men from those of their employees. The latter have all the. responsibility, danger, and risk, and at best can never more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958985
  • 9781236958983