Broken to the Plow

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Language: English
Wordcount: 73,405 / 218 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 248
Added to site: 2004.08.16
mnybks.net#: 8953
Origin: gutenberg.org

It has the most representative hero of to-day's fiction--one of the millions of "salary slaves." It is the story of how an under-dog rises above his wife's petty intrigues and, through the courage born of the demand of a supreme moment, wins through to manhood.

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ilmer's insolence, "but as an employer of an office force you must know how much overtime the average clerk puts in. We're not afraid to work a little bit more than we're paid for. We're thinking of something else besides money."

Hilmer buttered a roll. "What, for instance?"

"Why, the firm's interest ... our own advancement, of course ... the enlarged capacity that comes with greater skill and knowledge." He leaned back in his seat with a self-satisfied smile.

Hilmer laid down his butter knife very deliberately. "That's very well put," he said; "very well put, indeed! And would you mind telling me just what your duties are in the office where you work?"

"I'm in the insurance business ... fire. We have a general agency here for the Pacific coast. That means that all the subagents in the smaller towns report the risks they have insured to us. I'm what they call a map clerk. I enter the details of every risk on bound maps of the larger towns which every insurance company is provided with. In this way

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