The Mysterious Parchment, Revised and Ed. by J.W. Kirton

The Mysterious Parchment, Revised and Ed. by J.W. Kirton

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ..."Why was it, Mr. Parks, that Moses Whipple and Sam Laraby were not able to pay their taxes last winter? Was it not on account of intemperance? It amounted to seven dollars, and I had to help pay; and it was all because you and Doty took thenmoney for drink." "Well, there were others who couldn't pay their taxes. Widow Scoville couldn't pay hers; do you charge that to drink too?" "Certainly I do. You have forgotten the last drink her husband took at your bar caused his death, haven't you?" "Scribner, I have heard enough about that. It is time that was dropped. You are for ever harping about Scoville's freezing to death," said Parks, in a rage. "I know you have heard all you wish to hear on the subject; but you ask for evidence, and you shall have it. But for the liquor you sold to Bill Scoville he might have been alive now, and been a useful citizen, and able to educate i his children. But you and Doty killed him, which has made it necessary for me and others to be taxed." "Lay it all to liquor. If it wasn't for liquor and drinksellers, I don't know what you and Donaldson would do for something to talk about. You have so long harped upon it, that you can't talk or think about anything else." "Parks, I want you to understand that we don't mean to talk about anything else till you and the other drinksellers abandon your wicked traffic, and engage in some honest employment for a living." "Do you mean to insinuate, sir, that my business is not honest?" asked Parks, excited. "Most certainly I do. Is it honest to take from a man his money, and give him no equivalent in return?" "I do give an equivalent," replied Parks. "Yes, a most fearful...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630491
  • 9781236630490