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Blizzards and cold made no difference to them, they were always on hand; they
were on hand two hours before the sun rose, an hour before the work began.
Sometimes their faces froze, sometimes their feet and their hands; sometimes
killing beds was that a man who was one minute late was docked an hour, and
this was economical, for he was made to work the balance of the hour — he was
not allowed to stand round and wait. And on the other hand if he came ahead of ...
In an hour or so the packing houses would be closing and the men coming in
from their work; and they would not come into a place that smelt of Jurgis. Also it
was Saturday night, and in a couple of hours would come a violin and a cornet,
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My son is not much of a reader, but at school they are reading segments of this book together, and he can't get enough of it. I'm not sure of the spiritual message, but it seems to have a good ethical angle. Consulter l'avis complet
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After hearing about this book in a few history classes I finally bought a copy. It is a very emotional story about life for a very poor family and includes a lot of historical facts. It does describe ... Consulter l'avis complet