The Warstock; A Tale Of To-morrow

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byWilliam Greener

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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.1898 Excerpt: ... There Sterry spoke decisively. "From among the citizens of the United States and the middle class of Great Britain." Asked to define the middle class, he held it to range from the master workman to the man who had refused a baronetcy--both inclusive. Personally, he "would give preference to the hardy workers in iron from the North-East Coast and the Midlands--people whose forefathers from generation to generation had breathed iron dust, people inured to drudgery from childhood, and by nature as pugnacious as gamecocks." Then it was decided that a week should be allowed in which to apply for service with the adventurers; the young members quickly volunteered for employment in Cristallia, the middle-aged and old were content to work for the cause in their native land. Only one Isocrat neglected to apply; Mavis Weyland made no communication whatever. This annoyed Robert Sterry; the reason for it he determined to ascertain. Mavis Weyland was only a pupil teacher in a Kensington Board School, but more might be learned from studying why she refrained than was to be gained from the adherence of the enthusiastic. He obtained her address, and one sultry afternoon set forth in a hansom to call upon her. He passed quickly through the well-paved streets of the West End, and on and on towards the confines of the great city until he reached a dingy suburb where respectability merges in squalor. A locality teeming with small villas, tenement houses, and sooty terraces; a corner of Kensington wedged in between a great infirmary and the boundaries of a jail, a district in the grip of the speculative builder and incompetent vestryman. The ill-made streets served both as playgrounds for a multitude of children and rubbish heaps for miscellaneous offal; and withal under the to...

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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.1898 Excerpt: ... There Sterry spoke decisively. "From among the citizens of the United States and the middle class of Great Britain." Asked to de...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217285635

ISBN - 13:9780217285636

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