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On Fortune's Road; Stories of Business (Paperback) Loot Price: R402 Discovery Miles 4 020
On Fortune's Road; Stories of Business (Paperback): Will Payne
On Fortune's Road; Stories of Business (Paperback): Will Payne

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On Fortune's Road; Stories of Business (Paperback)

Will Payne

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Ill THE PLANT AT HIGH GROVE Y HE three men kept apart in the Pullman car on the way home from Chicago. Dyer had gone ahead to the smoking JL. compartment, which he had to himself. Malden sat at the end of the car, his light overcoat crumpled about his stout person. In his agitation he had forgotten to take off his stiff black hat. There was a wing of iron-gray whiskers on each ruddy cheek, but the lips and chin were cleanshaven. He had a way of compressing his lips now and then, the lower one slightly protruding. His blue eyes, aging, already somewhat dim, were set to the window in an uncomprehending stare. Johnson, the Superintendent of the plough works, sat halfway down the car, his round, solid head showing above the high back of the seat. His clothes hung loose and ill-fitting on his great bony frame. The big jaw and chin, projected on an heroic scale, looked all the more salient from the leanness of his face. His hands lay in his lap. One thumb had been broken, a forefinger blunted and twisted. A girl sat across the car, ? a slim, graceful little creature in a red jacket, ? with brown eyes, hardly more than a schoolgirl, admirably pretty. Now and then she looked over at Johnson calmly. If she met his round gray eye, her own soft eyes did not instantly fall, she did not color and stir in her seat and move her head as she had done when her glance encountered Dyer's. Nobody knew better than the Superintendent that to this pretty romance-haunted girl he belonged in an order of things world-wide from that in which she placed Dyer. Twilight gathered as they approached High Grove. s While the train was still some miles away, on the i other side of the river, they could see the living fire ball of the forge chimney, a giant's torch, a ruddy, earthy star. As th...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Will Payne
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 62
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-73861-3
Barcode: 9780217738613
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-73861-3

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