The Great Seven--The Greater Nine; A Story for the People

The Great Seven--The Greater Nine; A Story for the People

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...to victory, until this continent lies prostrate at your feet and the humbled financiers of Europe acknowledge your supremacy. You, Smith, supported by your wonderful friends, are an uncrowned king of concealed but despotic power. If The Great Seven have, indeed, seen the error of their way and are now upon the side of mercy and justice, no human power can stay their hands. Let me hear what you propose, show me that it is for the common good, and then enroll me as the humblest member of your ranks. Assign my work, and it shall be done with all the energy of a conscience-stricken wretch who is flying from the wrath to come.' The old Wall Street magnate then read aloud printed extracts from Mansel's report of the conference at Lexington. When he had finished, the president remarked feelingly: "And I once thought myself a great man. Smith, you have raised my soul from the lowest depths. I was in despair, for though I saw and repented of my crimes, no such method of amendment had dawned upon me. Great Seven--Greater Nine--how mercifully have you rebuked my cowardly despair! I now know what is expected of me, and it shall be executed if my life is spared until March the fourth. My dear brother," as Smith took his departure, "you have been to me a ministering angel." They parted with cordial embraces. "The Great Seven," mused the president, "on the side of the people--the age of miracles is restored.' Smith thought, as his carriage sped along, "I paid no attention to the stories of Rayland and his Methodist preacher. How cold and hard did that man's nature seem. Saul of Tarsus, thy conversion was but an ordinary event compared with the flash from heaven that opened Rayland's eyes!" 1 seems, ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933109
  • 9781236933102