Round the World as a Specialty Salesman

Round the World as a Specialty Salesman

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...the waist. My surprise was too great for words, yet I thought it would be interesting to spend half a day there. I went inside and had dinner with the old folks. The meal, I might add, consisted of bread and bacon and strawberry doughcake. We were just starting out with the hay wagon when another man came along for a job; he had been sent by the same agent that sent me. It then occurred to me what game this agent was playing. I had already tarried longer than he had anticipated and I was only one of an endless chain of men he could keep sending to this one place, guaranteeing them all an engagement and knowing that none of them would stop there. The temperature was about a hundred degrees in the shade that afternoon and it felt like two hundred the way we worked pitching hay. The speed with which the hay-loader brought the stuff up onto the wagon nearly smothered me. I made one slip and stuck the tines of my fork into the boss' leg. He didn't even stop long enough to swear. As a "nigger-driver" that man was a caution 1 Hitting the Backward Trail. After supper I was given another surprise. We had been at the table about ten minutes when suddenly the farmer jumped up and said, "Come on. We'll go get in a couple more loads of hay 'fore dark." We worked till we could not see to work longer; after that there were a dozen cows to milk and feed and horses to attend to. Then--nothing to do till tomorrow! At bed time I was shown upstairs into a little room just under the tin roof. Only in the center of this room could a man stand upright without bumping his head against the ceiling. It was so hot and stuffy I could not remain there more than ten minutes, so I rolled up the blankets and crept downstairs to the front verandah, where not...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624246
  • 9781236624246