The village is agog with people congregating to witness the fantasied event. In the main street na tives and strangers mingle their feet gregariously. There are spasmodic sounds Of laughter, retort, argu ment and ribaldry; and continually the shrill cries Of youth in a frenzy of expectation. Buggies, two wheelers, open carts and spring wagons line both sides of the street. The horses are blanketed. A damp, chill wind is blowing. Vendors from Chicago, lewd-looking men, working a hundred feet apart, are yelling: Git a Christ army button here fer a nickel 1 There is a composite smell of ham sandwiches, pea nuts, oranges and cigars.
A shout rises at the far end Of the street. The crowd that has been so thick there, filling the whole space, bursts open. A band begins playing Onward Christian Soldiers, and the spectacle is present.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Garet Garrett
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9780483566422
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm
Page Count - 296
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