Worshippers; A Novel

Worshippers; A Novel

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ..."Do you think they are rich?" "Ah, my dear friend, it is not that they wanted to dispute your logic. The horror of it all will be the way they will have to crawl to get a few dollars from the charity organizations. What a New Year! Couldn't we spare a little money?" "I thought you would try to solve the problem in that magnificent way. Well, it has already cost me fifteen dollars outside of medicine." Raman guessed that he had not included his services. "I don't know that I can do much more than that. What can you give?" "Twenty. We might get some club to make an affair. I would read--" "Oh, stop it! If you saw the cases we physicians come across, you would end by either becoming a poor man or a heartless one. The hardening process which every agent of the Charity Organization undergoes is natural. For once the Christians do it a little better than we." "The Goldmans might be spoken to--" "My, what an opportunist you can be! I guess it will prove all right. The old Mrs. Goldman is both charitable and kind-hearted. And you may be able to squeeze a few dollars out of the Russian Club. There will be plenty of leisure for that performance: they wait for the sun to rise before they disperse to their homes." At the Goldmans the evening promised to be a repetition of the last. The student body interrupted its shouting and singing to welcome the new-comers. The family of the merchant crowded about the poet, and made an heroic effort to win his good opinion, until Hindman, who had been ignored, became boisterous, and gained the centre of the stage, allowing his friend to escape from a difficult position. Then the doctor suddenly became quiet, and went off in a corner to smoke....
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574575
  • 9781236574572