Harper's Volume 64

Harper's Volume 64

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...in a manner which seemed to be insulting, and which therefore seemed to confirm the suspicion that the pass was designed as a bribe. The correspondence ended angrily, and Fatima related the story to the Easy Chair, which, with some knowledge of the difficulties that often environ the Fatimas who diligently support themselves by newspaper work, and with great sympathy for such workers, made "a few appropriate remarks." There was, of course, no clew to persons or places. There was nothing said which, however remotely, could identify to the general reader either the giver or the intended beneficiary of the gift. Indeed, the sermon preached upon the occasion was absolutely impersonal, nnd was confined rather to the disadvantages which weigh upon women in all pursuits that have been traditionally followed. by men. There were, indeed, some caustic words applied to the specific transaction, but that was all. The preacher took note of the offense, but knew nothing personally of any offender, for names had not been mentioned. Promptly, however, came a letter from the lady who had sent the pass, protesting against the severity of the Easy Chair's judgment, and asking that it be reversed, upon the ground of the absolute misrepresentation upon which it was founded. The letter contained, also, copies of the entire correspondence. The statement of Fat-ima's correspondent is that she received from a friend, who was president of a steamboat company, a package of passes for the summer to a neighboring pleasant rosort, intended for distribution among the " female jourualists and artists," in whose relief and recreation the president said that he knew the lady to be interested: "Take them, distribute them, snd make your...show more

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  • Paperback | 570 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,002g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236747240
  • 9781236747242