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The Night-Born

The Night-Born - By Jack London - Classic Jack London - Short Stories including: The Night-Born - The Madness of John Harned - When the World was Young - The Benefit of the Doubt - Winged Blackmail - Bunches of Knuckles - War - Under the Deck Awnings - To Kill a Man - The Mexican. It was in the old Alta-Inyo Club—a warm night for San Francisco—and through the open windows, hushed and far, came the brawl of the streets. This link for educational purpose only. Please remove file from your computer after familiarization.

The Night-Born - By Jack London - Classic Jack London - Short Stories including: The Night-Born - The Madness of John Harned - When the World was Young - The Benefit of the Doubt - Winged Blackmail - Bunches of Knuckles - War - Under the Deck Awnings - To Kill a Man - The Mexican. It was in the old Alta-Inyo Club—a warm night for San Francisco—and through the open windows, hushed and far, came the brawl of the streets. The talk had led on from the Graft Prosecution and the latest signs that the town was to be run wide open, down through all the grotesque sordidness and rottenness of man-hate and man-meanness, until the name of O'Brien was mentioned—O'Brien, the promising young pugilist who had been killed in the prize-ring the night before. At once the air had seemed to freshen. O'Brien had been a clean-living young man with ideals. He neither drank, smoked, nor swore, and his had been the body of a beautiful young god. He had even carried his prayer-book to the ringside. They found it in his coat pocket In the dressing-room... afterward. Here was Youth, clean and wholesome, unsullied—the thing of glory and wonder for men to conjure with..... after it has been lost to them and they have turned middle-aged. And so well did we conjure, that Romance came and for an hour led us far from the man-city and its snarling roar. Bardwell, in a way, started it by quoting from Thoreau; but it was old Trefethan, bald-headed and dewlapped, who took up the quotation and for the hour to come was romance incarnate. At first we wondered how many Scotches he had consumed since dinner, but very soon all that was forgotten. "It was in 1898—I was thirty-five then," he said. "Yes, I know you are adding it up. You're right. I'm forty-seven now; look ten years more; and the doctors say—damn the doctors anyway!"

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Book pages: 142

ISBN: 149604181X

Book language: en

File size: 323.90 KB

File type: epub

Published: 05 August 2020 - 15:00