One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 37

One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 37

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...quiet reigned again on the scene of the disaster. Ruins lay everywhere. The engines had quenched the flames that had caught the building. and the men, blackened with smoke, stood in silent groups about the remains of the furnace. It had fallen to pieces, and nothing was left but heaps of steaming rubbish. Poor "Inventor," who had been found with the tapping rod in his hand, lying on his face in the sand, rightfully burned, had been carried to his home, Little was said but the few words spoken uttered with no mild emphasis the natural wrath of the master and the hands against the man George, whose excuses for himself only aggravated his olfense. The master, who had more at stake than the men, of course felt the loss more keenly than they. He almost wept with mingled grief and rage. Suddenly something peculiar caught his eye among the debris and he cried, in a startled voice, --" Hallo! What's this? What's this?" He snatched up a fragment of one of the troughs which had led from the furnace to the mold. There were traces of the stream of bronze still running in it. Then the possible meaning of the iron rod found in the injured boy's hand flashed upon him. " Bring me a shovel, quick," he shouted. A spade was put into his hands and he began nervously to heave away the hot mass that lay piled over the bell-mold. It was a Herculean task, but he worked like a giant. Brickbats, ore, slag and ashes flew in every direction. Presently the master's spade penetrated the sand and touched something hard. He stooped down. Then he leaped up like one half frantic, and, plying his spade w_ith redoubled energy, tore away the remaining sand, disclosing what looked like a great metallic ring....show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236805747
  • 9781236805744