The Saturday Evening Post Volume 177, No. 4

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 177, No. 4

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...he went on confidentially. " That was another of your tony houses managed from England! Strauss'll most likely get their plants at twenty cents on the dollar, and he'll get Dround when the time comes." I made no remark. and after smoking for a time he leaned Over toward me, saying impress ivel_v: " Young feller, do you reckon you can buck up against me and the Strauss crowd with that onehorse rig?" It seemed to me highly improbable that any man cottld perform this feat, but l held my tongue. Carmichael should make his bid in his own way. Finally he whispered almost solemnly: " 'ztnt to make big money?" And he began to bid, lowering his big voice and beating the arm of his chair to clinch his argument. He spoke of the great revolution throughout the business world, coming consolidations, far-reaching plans that the Strauss people had had in mind for a long time, the control of railroads and steamship lines--all leading.to one conclusion, one end--the complete mastery of food products by Strauss and his allies. ' 'e had in more whisky and cigars for the Irishman, who had a head like a rock. As he drank and talked, his brain was fired by a kind of rude imagination for the vast reach of things he vas handling. He opened himself to me without reserve, as if he already held me in his hand. The hours sped by; a carriage drove up to the house, and I knew that Sarah had returned from the theatre. But Carmichael talked on and on. I could see those vast industrial forces that had been shaping tll8lI'tSt3l'cS for ages now fast rushing on toward their fulfillment. Ever since my head had been above the horizon, so to speak, I had seen straws borne on this wind. But now the mighty change was imminent: those...show more

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  • Paperback | 524 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 925g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939743
  • 9781236939746