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Beneath the Dome (Large Print Edition)


Beneath the Dome (Large Print Edition)

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    Arnold Clark
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II. "No alms I ask: give me my task: Here are the arm, the leg, The strength, the sinews of a man, . To work, and not to beg." —the Lay Of The Laborer—Hood. "Well, that's the best supper I ever ate. I don't care if Pa hasn't earned quite as much as usual today, mending folks' old shoes: he has had a good rest, and my Ma can cook a five-cent bone with a flavor like an oyster stew. Can't she, Chub?" It was a boy of thirteen who took a bone from his plate and held it oratorically in the air as he asked this question, and a rosy, round-cheeked, bright-eyed little mother (who sat on the other side of the poor little round table) who answered to the name of "Chub." Chub and her husband laughed in appreciation of the boy's enthusiasm and the oratorical way in which he lifted the beef bone. "Bless your heart, I'm glad! It was a good meal, but it almost takes away my appetite to think of that poor fellow over in the jail." The boy's countenance fell: likewise the beef bone. "The idea!" he exclaimed, "when Pa offered a bed and just begged them to let him stay here. Oh, no, he must go to jail! Say, Chub, I wish you had taught me to swear. Now just hear me say 'da—'". He was laughing now, but continued very eagerly, andwith the pedantry natural to a boy of thirteen: "Prof, told us to-day that 'Jingo' was the Basque word for God, and that 'dam' was in the first place the Hindu word for cent. Now, Chub, which would you rather I'd say: 'By Jingo,' or 'I don't care a—cent?' But I do care. I am mad! That old Snyder! Class in spelling, stand up. Spell 'Snyder.' S-n-i-d-e-r. That's the way I spell him." And then he doubled his fist as though he would like to give Mr. Snyder a spell which he would never forget. "No, it is better not to blame people," began the f...  
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