Pete Crowther; Salesman by Elmer Ellsworth FerrisPete Crowther; Salesman by Elmer Ellsworth Ferris

Pete Crowther; Salesman

byElmer Ellsworth Ferris

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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 IX THE LURE OF THE COME-BACK WHAT man has done man can do" is a motto that has been the inspiration of many valorous achievements. "What a man has done once he can do again" is a delusive variation of that motto and one that has lured many men into humiliation and defeat. When Samson, the strong man of Israel, said, "I will go out and shake myself as at other times," he had no doubt of his ability to shake himself back into his old time form. A good many centuries later Jim Brown was equally confident that "the old man could rassle jest as good as ever if he got warmed up once," but this is bringing us ahead of our facts. They were seated around the stove in the country store talking athletics. "They say," observed Pete Crowther, the clerk, "that Joe Denton can throw Hi Morgan." "Who says he can?" asked Sam Brown. "Tom Casey," replied Pete, motioning down toward the sugar barrels. "Say, Tom, didn't you say that Joe Denton throwed Hi Morgan?" "That's what," responded Tom. "Where did he throw him?" asked Sam. "Over at Harve Merrill's raising last week." "What holt?" "He throwed him once square holt and once rough and tumble, and then Hi owned up that Joe was the best rassler." "Well, I'd like to see him throw Hi myself jest for fun," said Sam. "Maybe you think he didn't do it?" "Maybe." "Well, nobody cares a cuss what you think." "See here, young feller," said Sam, flushing up, "you better stop up that hole in your face or it'll git you into trouble." "It would take a better man than you be to stop it up," retorted Tom. Sam sprang up from his chair, while Tom slid off the sugar barrel and squared himself. "Oh, say, now, fellers," protested Jim Brown, stepping in between the belligerents, "don't make fools of yourselves. Set down there, Sam, and keep...
Title:Pete Crowther; SalesmanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217974392

ISBN - 13:9780217974394