Zadoc Pine: And Other Stories

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1891 - United States - 256 pages
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Page 152 - God their honours yield, His life adorns the law. 2 A careful providence shall stand, And ever guard thy head, Shall on the labours of thy hand Its kindly blessings shed. 3 Thy wife shall be a fruitful vine ; Thy children, round thy board, Each like a plant of honour shine, And learn to fear the Lord.
Page 145 - HAPPY the heart where graces reign, Where love inspires the breast ; Love is the brightest of the train, And strengthens all the rest. 2 Knowledge, alas ! 'tis all in vain, And all in vain our fear ; Our stubborn sins will fight and reign If love be absent there. 3...
Page 35 - These farmers all around about are livin' on salt pork, an' eatin' butchers' meat wunst a week. We've gotter get their trade and teach 'em Christian livin'. These here quarrymen ain't eatin' meat like they oughter. S'pose we show 'em what they c'n get for a dollar? " Schmitzer looked carefully over Zadoc's figures. He knew the risks of carrying perishable stock. He saw that people bought more when the opportunities of the great markets were offered to them. Before he left the house he had agreed...
Page 10 - inquired the young man from the North Woods. " The mon what runs the union. Ye're a union mon, ain't ye ? " " Guess not," said Zadoc. " Thin ye'd best be out of this," the man said, rising rudely and lumbering off.
Page 34 - I'm goin' to earn my own livin' my own way. I take what work I c'n get ; an' ef other folks is shif less enough ter leave their work fer me ter do, thet's their business. I've took one man's job away from him fer cause. But I ain't got no spite ag'in him. He's on'ya fool-furriner. Thet's you, Schmitzer. An" ter show you that I ain't got no spite agin yer, I'm a-goin' ter make you an offer. Ill take yer inter partnership." There was a derisory laugh at this from the whole delegation, but Zadoc checked...
Page 37 - Can't bring out that engyne fer nothin'," he said; "she's gotter serve a moral purpose somehow." Two years and a half have passed since Zadoc left the North Woods. He is an employer now, and an owner of real-estate, in a small way, and he still has South Ridge under his protecting wing, and keeps her yards clean and her lawns trim — or his men do. Moreover, he is the husband of the girl whose smile first welcomed him to the Ridge. "Man must earn his bread in the sweat of his brow," he has said...
Page 257 - The story belongs distinctly to the realistic school of modern fiction. The situations are those of every day. The characters are not in the least eccentric ; the dialogue is never extravagant ; the descriptive and analytical passages are neither obtrusive nor too prolix. The sum of all these negations is a charming book, full of a genuine human interest.

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