A Miscellany of Man

A Miscellany of Man

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... country paralysed, and here's a handful of obstinate fellows standing between the country and coal. I'd shoot 'em down!" "That would surely be a little harsh," I pleaded. " After all, they are not under martial law, though I suppose two or three of them have commissions in the Yeomanry." "Commissions in the Yeomanry!" he repeated, and his eyes and face, which became startling and separate, like those of a boiled lobster, made me feel sure that he had something of the kind himself. " Besides," I continued, " wouldn't it be quite enough to confiscate their money?" " Well, I'd send them all to penal servitude, anyhow," he said, "and I'd confiscate their funds as well." " The policy is daring and full of difficulty," I replied, " but I do not say that it is wholly outside the extreme rights of the republic. But you must remember that though the facts of property have become quite fantastic, yet the sentiment of property still exists. These coal owners, though they have not earned the mines, though they could not work the mines, do quite honestly feel that they own the mines. Hence your suggestion of shooting them down, or even of confiscating their property, raises very " What do you mean?" asked the man with the cigar, with a bullying eye. "Who yer talking about?" "I'm talking about what you were talking about," I replied; " as you put it so perfectly, about the handful of obstinate fellows who are standing between the country and the coal. I mean the men who are selling their own coal for fancy prices, and who, as long as they can get those prices, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857607
  • 9781236857606