The Beginning of Wisdom

The Beginning of Wisdom

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...people in town are getting pretty sick of the present mess. It's holding up our government shipments, you know. And everybody's scared out of their shoes if you go and say 'Boo! I. W. W.!' to 'em." "I know that, good Lord, the strike's been peaceable enough so far." "Well, it's going to stay peaceable. The sheriff's up on his ear and the thing's to be settled, one way or fother, before the end of the week." "Federal troops?" "Nothing as drastic as that. Phil, has anybody in the Company ever called you for being so thick with the hard-boileder of the miners?" "No," stiffly; "didn't know I was Bo important to the Company." "Now don't go off your head. But I've heard some ungodly things and stopped them as well as I could--from hearing that you were one of the big guns in the National I. W. W. to having told me confidentially that you and Bennet Starbox were planning to wreck the mines with TNT." "Well, I don't even belong to the I. W. W.--for one thing I don't agree with them about the war. And Bennet Starbox is the best lawyer in town and doesn't know me by sight. But, good Lord, how screamingly silly!" "It is, but you know how people get. Look here, I've got a job I want done up Cripple Canon this week--will you go up and do it?" "And have all the poor fools you've been talking about say that I fled from whatever vague wrath you're prophesying to come? Not for this child." "It isn't that--it'll show where you stand, that's all." "On the fence?" - No--with us." "But suppose I'm not with you?" The little red devil of argument is cakewalking around in Philip's head. "You're bound to be. Look...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533402
  • 9781236533401