Recollections of a Runaway Boy, 1827- 1903

Recollections of a Runaway Boy, 1827- 1903 (Paperback)

By James Owens 
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1153121093
EAN: 9781153121095
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 46
Publish Date: 2012-5-8
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...and when he got just opposite my boiler, I gave it one blow with the hammer that made a noise like the crack of doom. I followed it up with a rattling sound and then began to groan as though I were in mortal agony. The frightened Englishman let out a yell that could be heard a mile and ran out of the yard as fast as his legs could carry him. When I got around to the office he was telling the boys that there was a ghost in the yard. He had not only heard it pounding on a boiler, but had seen it. "It had a head like a calf," he declared, "and hoofs and a tail, but hands just like a human being. And the hammer it was using was red hot. It must have been hammering at the soul of some old boiler maker who used to work here and haunts the place, for the groans I heard were horrible." The old man would not venture out of the office again that night, and he declared he would not go out into the yard after dark again if they would give him the shop." It worried him so much that he hunted up another place to work and left the boiler shop. O CHAPTER XXV. Two Men Who Became Famous. In the early days in Pittsburg I became friends with men then little more than boys, whose names were afterwards written high on the scroll of fame in their country's history. One of them was Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War in President Lincoln's cabinet, and the other was James G. Blaine, "the Plumed Knight." It was while I was boarding at Mrs. Little's Farmers' Hotel that I met Stanton. He had come to Pittsburg to study law in the office of Shaler & Umpstider, a firm of attorneys famous all over the west. That was in 1846. One evening Mrs. Little asked me if I objected to sharing my room with a young man from Ohio, who desired to board at the house...
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Title: Recollections of a Runaway Boy, 1827- 1903
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Author: James Owens
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1153121093
EAN: 9781153121095
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 46
Publish Date: 2012-5-8
Binding: Paperback

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