The jugglers

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byEzra Selig Brudno

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... found myself outside the building, a throbbing at my temples, a thumping in my breast, perspiration on my face. Jesse's threat did not frighten me but I was trying to collect my thoughts and was determined more than ever to fight the Usurers' Bill. XXXVIII A Few days later I was back in the capital. Pat Keegan had been on the same train with me and, I noticed, his attitude toward me was again hostile. The cordiality he showed me several weeks before had disappeared. The leopard had not changed his spots. His shifty gray eyes, with the iris of a cat, had the malevolent coldness of old; his dogfish mouth was closed tightly, with a perceptible twitch in his upper lip. The next day the "Usurers' Bill" was introduced. I noticed the apparent disinterestedness of the House. Earlier in the day I had caught sight of Keegan and the Speaker, a certain Mr. Flagler, pacing up and down the lobby, and as I came into view they both glanced at me and I felt that I was the subject of their conversation. I realized that unless I got assistance from some source the bill would be passed. I was not influential enough, nor had I been conspicuous enough, to be able to wage the fight successfully single handed. If I attacked the bill from the floor it would pass unnoticed unless it was accompanied by outside pressure. That much I had learned from watching the passage of other bills which had been opposed by some members of the House. And I also realized that I must act quickly. After a few moments' thought I decided to see a few newspaper men. For no matter what might be said against so-called yellow journalism it has frequently brought about results of inestimable value to the public. So I at once got in touch with the representative of The City Daily. This young man, Hapgood Ho...

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... found myself outside the building, a throbbing at my temples, a thumping in my breast, perspiration on my face. Jesse's threat...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217391176

ISBN - 13:9780217391177

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