The Saturday Evening Post Volume 188, No. 1

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 188, No. 1

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... and British subsidized liners risk the war-order cargoes. In other cases, as of the American-Hawaiian Line, the steamers are chartered to forwarding agents, who pay the big charter rate, then look after all freight payments and handling. This line has carried thousands of horses to France under charter terms. It was while returning in ballast from a (Concluded on Page 47) ECAUSE of a promise made to Mrs. Talbot Kingsbury, I have a task to perform: I must write a story with a purpose. This is not in my line. I am to enter the lists, pen in hand, against one Spike Lavinsky; and all because Goldie May, aged twenty-two--the cough of her profession already on her--insists on earning money for Spike, despite the Society for the Prevention of Something or Other, of which Mrs. Kingsbury is president. "We could save this girl; I feel sure of it," Mrs. Talbot Kingsbury told me--"if it weren't for that horrible--that unspeakable man! Oh, why haven't we laws that would take him and kill him for the beastly thing he is!"-"And yet--perhaps in the next flat," I suggested, "lives Mrs. Pat McGann, who wipes the soapsuds from her arms to hand Pat his drink money for the week. Is Pat a white slaver? Not he! He has encompassed his woman with the law and the church." Mrs. Talbot Kingsbury put her hands over her ears. "I won't hear any more!" she said. " That's the way with all you clever men--you twist things so and make black seem white, and you won't do anything to help! Why, if I could only write as you can, I'd write day and night until such men were driven out of the city--I'd wring the hearts of the people! I'd--I 'd--tell the truth--just the truth....show more

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  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 689g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236925815
  • 9781236925817