The groper

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byHarold Hunter Armstrong

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... THE first fortnight of March, 1908, brought little promise of spring. To Lee Hillquit, the weather seemed each day more piercingly cold, more malignantly inclement. There was a positive ferocity in the way the wind bit through his cravanette, as he pursued his mechanical course about the streets, vaguely looking for work. Nothing paralyses the energies so irrevocably as uncertainty. Lee's intentions were as pathetically indefinite as they had been six months before. He had made no friends who could help him. He had acquired no expertness in the real estate business. He began where he had left off: reading "want ads" in the comfortable stuffiness of the public library. Many vacancies clamored for the skilled workman. A few employers wanted sales managers, auditors, and the like, but always with the disheartening finale: "None but experienced men need apply." He noted the same old demand for men to become insurance solicitors, sales agents for "novelties," etc.; and there, in precisely the same old place, lay in wait the strenuous-sounding, mysteriously exhilarating advertisement of the Security Realty Company. "Only hustler need apply. Splendid opening for an ambitious, industrious man." It was a shrewdly framed appeal. Lee felt all over again his first quickened thrill. At times he broke away from the enervating warmth of the library and wandered aimlessly about the downtown streets, as if he expected Opportunity, in some miraculous way, to swoop down upon him from the skies. And with every day he was becoming moodier, more resentful toward life, more distrustful of people. Early one sombre afternoon, he was picking his way through the slush on Washington boulevard when he heard some one shout his name. He turned around in surprise. A small runabout wheez...

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... THE first fortnight of March, 1908, brought little promise of spring. To Lee Hillquit, the weather seemed each day more pierci...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217116108

ISBN - 13:9780217116107

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