A Member Of The Third House; A Dramatic Story by Hamlin GarlandA Member Of The Third House; A Dramatic Story by Hamlin Garland

A Member Of The Third House; A Dramatic Story

byHamlin Garland

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... Chapter XV. BRENNAN SACRIFICES HIS MUSTACHE. DRENNAN had the temperament of the - gambler, who is able to play with impassive face whether he loses or wins. When luck is against him he stops, goes on a journey, or does some penance, and resumes play again when he thinks luck is appeased, without bitterness and without losing faith in himself or in his God. The possibility of defeat has been taken into account. Brennan, having played with luck on his side so long, did not consider everything lost because the tide now seemed to set the other way. He went into temporary retirement and studied affairs with vigilant eyes. He did not underestimate the gravity of the crisis, but he had confidence in himself and in fate. As a young man he could face darker hours with surer return of hopeful spirit than Davis. He saw that this was no common storm. He was student enough to see that it was an outbreak of popular indignation. It could not be silenced; it must be ridden out as ships ride out a gale. He saw this because he came more into contact with the crowds of people who were thinking upon these reforms than Davis, and he saw their growing hate in their eyes as he passed them on the street. He read ominous prophecy in the changed tone of the press of the whole country, which he studied from day to day as a physician feels the pulse of his patient. He knew that these papers were sure indications of a revolt. There came a moment when he abandoned retirement and sought obscurity. He thought a stranger in the hotel lobby one night was looking at him stealthily. It was an impression rather than a belief, and would have passed away had not the bartender uttered a friendly word. "Say, Tom, what're y' doin' wid de Pinkerton daytective follerin' yeh like a body-gyard? Your ...
Title:A Member Of The Third House; A Dramatic StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217159745

ISBN - 13:9780217159746

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