A Wasted Day

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Language: English
Wordcount: 5,026 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 716
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Origin: gutenberg.org
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o would take but a few minutes. A word, a personal word from him to the district attorney, or the judge, would be enough. He recalled that a Sunday Special had once calculated that the working time of Arnold Thorndike brought him in two hundred dollars a minute. At that rate, keeping Spear out of prison would cost a thousand dollars.

Out of the sunshine Mr. Thorndike stepped into the gloom of an echoing rotunda, shut in on every side, hung by balconies, lit, many stories overhead, by a dirty skylight. The place was damp, the air acrid with the smell of stale tobacco juice, and foul with the presence of many unwashed humans. A policeman, chewing stolidly, nodded toward an elevator shaft, and other policemen nodded him further on to the office of the district attorney. There Arnold Thorndike breathed more freely. He was again among his own people. He could not help but appreciate the dramatic qualities of the situation; that the richest man in Wall Street should appear in person to plead for a humble

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2009.04.10
Mike
****.

A wasted day is not really an adventure story but more of a courtroom drama. The central character unwillingly goes to court to speak on behalf of a convicted criminal. The central character gets more than he bargained for from the experience. A nice little story which is clear and well written.


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