If You Believe It, It's So

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H.K. Fly Company, 1919 - American fiction - 12 pages
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Richard "Chick" Davies is one of the best pickpockets in New York City -- until his conscience is pricked and he returns the savings of an old farmer who extols the beauty and simplicity of country life. Vowing to turn over a new leaf, Richard heads West, and washes up the village of St Clair. All is well until the arrival of one of his old companions in crime, in the guise of a Reverend Doctor on a speaking tour to raise money for a seminary. The townspeople flock to the inspiring lectures, but Richard is torn: to accept an offered share of the graft, or expose the scam and his own sordid past? 

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Page 160 - Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O UNION, strong and great ! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate...
Page 165 - I am owner of the sphere, Of the seven stars and the solar year, Of Caesar's hand, and Plato's brain, Of Lord Christ's heart, and Shakespeare's strain.
Page 300 - His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
Page 234 - WAY down upon de Swanee Ribber, Far, far away, Dere's wha my heart is turning ebber. Dere's wha de old folks stay. All up and down de whole creation Sadly I roam, Still longing for de old plantation, And for de old folks at home.
Page 83 - He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; He is sifting- out the hearts of men before his judgment seat; Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer him! be jubilant, my feet! Our God is marching on.
Page 201 - Well, you see he had to take my word for it." There was a long pause, then Alvah spoke with some slight vibrancy of an almost sacred enthusiasm.
Page 300 - ... city of the new Jerusalem — prepared as a bride adorned for her husband — her light like unto a stone most precious — and filled with the glory and the honor of the nations.

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