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One Way Out

A Middle-class New-Englander Emigrates to America

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,190 / 173 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.8
LoC Category: HN
Downloads: 545
Added to site: 2009.03.12
mnybks.net#: 23674
Genre: Non-fiction
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uth and so the savings went into new ties and shoes. In this way I fretted along for a few months until I screwed my courage up to ask for another raise. Those were prosperous days for the United Woollen and everyone from the president to the office boy was in good humor. I went to Morse, head of the department, and told him frankly that I wished to get married and needed more money. That wasn't a business reason for an increase but those of us who had worked there some years had come to feel like one of the family and it wasn't unusual for the company to raise a man at such a time. He said he'd see what he could do about it and when I opened my pay envelope the next week I found an extra five in it.

I went direct from the office to Ruth and asked her to marry me. She didn't hang her head nor stammer but she looked me straight in the eyes a moment longer than usual and answered:

"All right, Billy."

"Then let's go out this afternoon and see about getting a house," I said.

I don't th

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