The Wisdom of Fools

The Wisdom of Fools

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...lady must not be allowed--And yet"--He paused, frowning and perplexed. "Ah, but, Mr. West, when she has the assurance to quote the Bible to her own brother--it seems to me that's rather impertinent? Fancy! something about 'doing unto others'--and 'being partaker' if she spent the money that had been 'wrung from the strikers.' Upon my word!' Wrung!' As I said to my husband, 'Upon my word, I never heard of such a thing.'" "Neither did I," William West said dryly. "We are all of us in the habit of taking our dividends, and not looking at the way they are earned. Mrs. Eaton is certainly unusual." "Well, do you think you can influence her?" Mrs. Blair insisted. "I don't mean to stay with us; I don't think that would be possible or desirable now. But to let Mr. Blair give her an allowance, so that she can take care of the children. It is positively wicked to think how she is ruining the children!" "Won't she take any money from your husband?" "Not a cent, if you please! Not a penny. She keeps saying that if she can't feel that the source of the money is all right, she can't spend it." Mrs. Blair cuffed her dog prettily with her muff, and kissed his little sleek head. "Is n't she a goose, Pat, you darling?" "Her principle would turn the world upside down," the clergyman said. "That's just what I say!" cried Mrs. Blair. "If we all said we would have nothing to do with the 'blood of the just person, ' what would become of the railroads and the coal-mines and the oil trusts? What would become of our dividends from industrial stocks if we insisted on knowing that the workmen were honestly paid? How could we eat meat, if we looked into the...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236557948
  • 9781236557940