The American King

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byBen Rhodes

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. THE INSPIRATION. It was four o'clock. The hell rang out clear in the stillness of the early dawn. It was the signal for the farm hands to rise and go to work. Harold Brookes struggled to overcome the weariness of the body, that sleep had only partially conquered; then he rose and prepared for the hours of work, which were again to last far into the night--the usual daily routine-on his uncle's farm. How was it possible for one to think consecutively in that wornout condition of body and mind? He felt the weight of oppression that had fallen upon the toiling masses; its awful slavery to the classes, who were making them its prey, while ordinary common sense taught that the whole world depended upon the farmer for sustenance; that if the farmer ceased to produce the situation would be reversed, and he could not reconcile himself to the paradoxical condition. They were only stray thoughts, that for an instant passed through his mind, then he found himself at work doing up the morning chores. The horses must be fed, the cows must be milked; his mind must be upon his work in order to bring about satisfactory results. He had no more than finished when the bell sounded the call to breakfast. It was six o'clock. The meal was eaten, the horses were hitched to the plows and the labor went on. The day was cloudy and, in anticipation of the coming storm, work must be pushed more rapidly if possible. Late in the afternoon large drops began to fall, then a heavy, drenching rain set in, compelling the farm hands to cease toiling and seek shelter. Harold feeling the necessity of rest, in order to recuperate his overwrought physical force, threw himself upon the bed in the little room he called his own. He was too weary to sleep. Thought forced its way through his senses that had become ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. THE INSPIRATION. It was four o'clock. The hell rang out clear in the stillness of the early dawn. It was the signal for the farm hands to rise...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217880290

ISBN - 13:9780217880299

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