The Iron Boys as Foremen

The Iron Boys as Foremen

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Excerpt: ... the post mark, taking for granted that the meeting was to be held on the evening of that day. "There ain't going to be any meeting to-night," volunteered a miner who had overheard the conversation. "Yes, there is. Here is the card saying that pg 128 there will be," answered Rush, exhibiting the card he had received that morning. "Naw; no such thing. The meeting was last night," continued the miner. "Ain't you heard about it?" Steve looked at the fellow to see if he were joking. He saw that the man was in earnest. "There was a meeting of the union last night?" "Sure there was." "How do you know?" "Friend of mine was there and told me about it. And you ain't heard about it?" "I certainly have not. What was done?" "A lot of things was done." "That's queer. My postal notifying me of the meeting did not reach me until this morning. When did you get yours?" asked the lad of the foreman with whom he had been talking. "I got mine this morning, too." "That explains it, then; but it is odd that no one said anything about it yesterday." "Probably didn't get their cards till after supper last night. Well, I guess we didn't miss much," added the foreman, with a grin. "You haven't told us what was done," said Steve. "Well, for one thing, they elected a new secretary. Didn't you know about that?" pg 129 Rush peered at the man keenly. "See here, Abe, are you joking?" "Naw, I ain't joking. They bounced you and elected another man in your place." Steve could scarcely believe his own ears. "Why did they do that?" "I don't know. I didn't ask. But they bounced you, all right, all right." "May I ask who my successor is?" inquired the lad, with a touch of sarcasm in his voice. "I don't know. I didn't ask that, either." "What do you think of...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236718488
  • 9781236718488