A Poor American in Ireland and Scotland by Ben GoodkindA Poor American in Ireland and Scotland by Ben Goodkind

A Poor American in Ireland and Scotland

byBen Goodkind

Paperback | February 1, 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. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. BEATING IT OVERLAND It was the month of March which I had set for my departure--the latter part of it--for when the spring opens up in the East, the weather warms up a bit and traveling is not so much of a hardship. Of course, I did not intend to pay any railroad fares across the continent, as I intended to beat it, for what is the use helping to fill the railroad coffers if you don't have to? I had easily earned enough money to pay my way, but I spent what I earned as fast as I made it for as I told Billy more than once when we were talking matters over, if you beat your way with money in your pocket and some 'boes find out that you have money, it is more than likely that you will be held up or murdered outright for it. Some 'boes stop at nothing--not even murder--to gain their ends. Many a horrible crime has been committed and little or nothing has been said about it, for who is going to bother much over a hobo who has died suddenly? Such a chap has no friends to make a hue or cry for him, so why put the community to any great trouble or expense for him? The fateful day of departure drew nigh. I threw up my job, drew my pay and got ready for the journey. I did not need a Saratoga trunk, rugs, shawls, a French poodle, a green parrot in a cage, or other such appurtenances, but I did buy a pair of new blankets, for I had burned mine. When Billy and I took up our abode on Minna Street and brought our blankets there, after giving a glance at them our landlady suggested that we take them out in the back yard and burn them. We would not need them in San Francisco she said. Maybe she thought the blankets were inhabited, but they were not. Billy and I did as we were requested. for the blankets were pretty old anyway and had seen their day. That was...
Title:A Poor American in Ireland and ScotlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217154506

ISBN - 13:9780217154505