Green Ginger

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F. A. Stokes Company, 1909 - 314 pages
 

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Page 198 - But as a man of business also he remembered that any person applying for the money must produc.e complete proof of his identity. Proof of his identity in this amazing rig ! But, to begin with, the telegram to the office must cost at least sixpence. And where was the sixpence? And so Mr. Bostock crept into Beachpool in a very different state of mind from that in which he had left it — meditating theft. He was ready to steal the pennies from a blind man's hat. Indeed, he would have preferred that...
Page 157 - P'lice is brute force — the brute force as the privileged classes is 'edged theirselves in with ; paid myrmidons makin' slaves o the people. We don't want no myrmidons, do we?" ("No!" again from Billy.l " O' course not. We'd disdain to be seen speakin' to 'em. Very well, then, what does anybody else want with 'em ? What but privilege an...
Page 152 - ow'll your dear friend Sotcher like it, I wonder ? A whole hour ! Did 'e ever do an hour's work in 'is life ? " " Mr. Sotcher's a speaker, I tell you, a pioneer— one as teaches the propaganda " "Proper what? Gander? It's a proper goose 'e teaches when 'e comes 'ere a-preachin' to you, with 'is free this an' free that, an' free drinks between whiles ! / ain't agoin' to stand it much longer, so I tell you ! I ain't agoin' to work 'ere for you an
Page 164 - Budd snatched it from his head, and drove out the dent in the crown with a punch of his fist. "You take a liberty with me," he said, "an' I'll take one with you — that's equal rights. I'll expropriate this 'ere 'at, an' swop it for the clock on the mantelpiece — that's free exchange ; an' if I 'ave any o' your lip you'll get a free punch on the nose ! " And therewith, carrying the clock under his arm, Mr. Joe Budd walked out for the day. It was a dull day's work for Teddy Mills, spite of Sotcher's...
Page 166 - I won't appoint myself treasurer, 'cos that 'ud be officialism an' authority, an' agin the sacred principles of anarchy. I won't be treasurer, but I will take care o' the money. Where's my supper?" he proceeded, with a sudden burst of wrath. " 'Ere, you, Mr. Bloomin' Jawmedead, take that an' get my supper ! " It was Sotcher who was addressed, and " that " was a vigorous bang in the eye. Sotcher staggered and gasped, and, with a tender hand over the bruised feature, began a noisy protest based on...
Page 9 - ere, pay or not, sign or not ; an' the comp'ny'll see you about the charges arterwards. Dead parcels ! 'Ere, git up ! " And with that the carman sought his perch, and the van clattered away with its retinue of ropes, planks, and wholly untipped porters. The crowd was bigger and noisier every minute, and the bolder among the boys were already tentatively pushing sticks between the planks, to the manifest disapproval...
Page 152 - She's gone," he reported, briefly. " Gone where ? " asked the visitor, gazing up the street also, and seeing nothing. " I dunno," replied Teddy. " She's hooked it, that's all. I did a bit o' work last night an' took it 'ome this mornin', an' when I came back there was this on the table.
Page 158 - e's not long out from six months for breakin' down some bloated capitalist's monopoly of a gold watch an' chain. It's property as is the real robbery, an' all expropriators are our brothers. We now begin the social revolution, comrades. Liberty for all, voluntary co-operation, free initiative, free contrack, subject to perpetual change an' revision ; do what you like an' take what you want — them's our principles, an' our only law is that there is no laws. I 'ave 'ere a box which will 'old the...
Page 165 - ... Yes, I know. I wanted it all." Joe Budd wasted no more words, but swung Billy Snider across the room and pushed him backward over the table. " You turn out yer pockets," he commanded, " or I'll tear 'em out o' your trouseys an' bash you arterwards. Go on ! Turn 'em out ! " Billy Snider glanced toward the other comrades, but saw no encouragement. Very grudgingly he extracted several shillings and a few coppers from one trouser- pocket and put them on the table " Go on ! Out with the rest ! " With...

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