Speaking of Ellen

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G. W. Dillingham Company, 1889 - Radicalism - 337 pages
 

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Page 58 - ... mind. One evening, after he has coolly told her that he had the right to buy his labor, like his cotton, in the cheapest market, regardless of other considerations, she demands of him : " What valuable thing have you ever done for your race ? You have lived on the product of other men's toil. You are a gentleman — God save the mark ! You never did anything, you never mean to do anything, to help support the great table at which you have eaten so greedily ! " Quotations from this powerful novel...
Page 13 - I am myself indifferent honest; but yet I could accuse me of such things it were better my mother had not borne me. . . . What should such fellows as I do crawling between earth and heaven, we are arrant knaves all; believe none of us.
Page 6 - As I stood there, lost in pity for the unfortunates, a sudden gleam shot across the darkness. A ray of the blessed sun penetrated the noisome depths. The confined ones struggled to their feet and took deep breaths of joy! A heroic soul had scaled the outer wall and forced aside a heavy stone. I did not see the man, but someone said his name was BELLAMY. I could not have made that bold ascent, but by the new light I saw many things. I learned that the prison had doors whose bolts, though rusted in...
Page 75 - Sir," she enunciated, with a distinctness that waź almost painful, " you are incapable of understanding me were I to reply to you in the terms you deserve. I leave you my pity and my scorn !" Agent Baker laughed disagreeably when the door closed behind her, but he did not feel quite comfortable.
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