Excerpt from The Swamp Angel
So in the snow and the rain, as well as the mud, into which I managed to tramp a good deal of the semi-swampy soil about my house by hundreds of possibly unnecessary footsteps, did I build and blun der, during the months of January and February. I slept in a neighbor's house at night, footed a mile to the railway station in the morning, reached the city by half past seven, did my two hours' work in a newspaper office, made a summary of the same eternal round of events, such as murders, burglaries, suicides by pistol, razor, rope, or poi son, embezzlements (high-toned), thefts (low-toned), smash-ups, fires, bursted boilers, falling elevators, gas explosions, kerosene burnings, failures, and everything else, which are always happening in all civilized communities just the same one year after another, the only difference being that the victim.
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