High Joe; Or, the Logger's Story

High Joe; Or, the Logger's Story

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...said simply, as she bade us good night: "You care for the attorney and I will for the clients." The buoyant Elsie opened the door, and we were greeted by the wife to whose cheeks something of the old color was returning. Deep in her eyes, however, behind the smile of hope, I saw a haunting fear, a lurking pain; but with the sacrifice of loyal womanhood, she strove to put it all aside, i The account of the trial in "The Herald," scored the jury as "a pack of perjured poltroons who were either bribed, intimidated or caught by sentiment." "The News" said: "The value of the jury system was never better illustrated than in the Ben Pitts trial, when court, counsel and officers seemed biased and ready to condemn the accused. We believe the verdict was a wise and just conclusion." Some whispered, before the next Sabbath, that Pastor Bliss would use the incidents of the trial as an excuse for a red-hot temperance sermon. Some said he ought, and others said he wouldn't dare. The result was that almost as deep an interest was aroused as over the Pitts trial. Under Alice's care, the cripples soon began to laugh and hobble gleefully about, and the father returned to his work. In a few weeks, through the magic hand of steady employment and temperate living, the rags gave way to comforts, and soon a new home was found for the laborer's family. "I'll never drink again," was Pitt's promise to his wife; and, as the days went by, he seemed to have formed his purpose so deep in sorrow that It would last. As I appeared at the breakfast table, Saturday morning, I detected a sober look on every face. "What's happened to make you all so solemn?" I asked, not daring to banter them. Alice answered by handing me a moist copy of "The News." Glancing at a marked article, I...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676831
  • 9781236676832