New PDF release: A White Heron and Other Stories

By Sarah Orne Jewett

ISBN-10: 0486158594

ISBN-13: 9780486158594

A party of the previous in tales facing lady friendships and stories that painting the resilience with which her girl characters reply to poverty. comprises "The city Poor," "Miss Peck's Promotion," "The Passing of Sister Barsett," "The Denham Ladies," "Miss Tempy's Watchers," and five extra.

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I bought a great hotel. A beautiful store. I think I’m in over my head this time. A million one it cost me. Two weeks going day and night to do an inventory. ” “I don’t. I really don’t. ” “Come on, Nate, you know what to do with the little soaps, the paper shoeshine cloths, the switchboard, the telephones, the dance floor and bandstand. A million one. You’re here two months you’ll clear five hundred thousand. Four Otis elevators you got like Apollo space capsules. When you’ve picked the bones dry, you pay your taxes and sit on the thing till the city condemns.

Ice of 1950. And there was a Gilbert and Sullivan festival on and the ballet. —to dress a small city. That was the kind of action his godfather had. Gee! “Uugh, agh! Uuch. ” “The bedpan! Get help. Hurry, boy. Where are you going? That’s the guest bedroom. No, that’s the linen closet. Not in there, for God’s sake, that’s the bar! ” He grabbed a resident—the man wore a stethoscope over his turtleneck—and rushed with him and a nurse back to his godfather’s suite. He remained outside. The nurse and resident came out in a few minutes.

Think of the last of their lines. How many do you suppose have been the last of their lines? Queers, say, or the imperfectly pelvic’d or ball-torn or so wondrously ugly they could never make out and didn’t have the courage or the will to rape? Whatever the reason the last of their lines, end of the road, everybody out. How many? Forty million? Fifty? —But at least fifty million. So great a number, yet you managed to be born, you made it anyway, you wormed your way. And if you happen to be white, that’s a miracle squared.

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