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1922. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVIII ARTHUR BEGINS TO SEE THE WORLD
Dtjeing his Sophomore year Arthur reported the Harvard news for the
"Post," and did in addition some other reporting. A mild regard for
him had been created in the breast of Mr. Danielli, partly by his
willingness to do what he was told, and partly by the interest of
Miss Gleason and Daron. His contributions were sometimes published
in a reduced state and sometimes returned with tart comment. He was
the only employee who was honored by criticism. In the spring, as
the ship St. Patrick was coming into the harbor, a stowaway showed
himself to a member of the crew. The vessel was bound from Yokohama
to Boston and he had come aboard at Port Said. He believed that now
he was in sight of peace and fortune. The sailor shattered his
dreams by telling him that it would be impossible for him to be
landed, and that he would have to return in the ship in which he
had come. That night while the St. Patrick lay at anchor off
quarantine, Isaac slipped off his shoes and stole undetected from
his hiding-place in the coal bunker to the deck. That his intention
was not suicide was shown by his taking from the rack a
life-preserver. He had asked the sailor the distance to the shore
and he now dropped overboard. In the morning his shoes were found,
the life-preserver was missed, and the ship was searched in vain.
In the afternoon his body was washed against a wharf, seen by
longshoremen, and drawn out. The life-preserver had kept him
afloat, but he had been dead for hours. Arthur was directed to make
a story of this incident and wrote far more than the number of
words assigned. He laid on sentiment with a somewhat thick brush
and closed with an irresistible allusion to the Port of Missing
Men, but Mr. Danielli published his articl...
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