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Run To Seed

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,375 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,125
Added to site: 2007.10.13
mnybks.net#: 18519
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Short Story

A terse and admirably told story of a heroism that finds its last expression in death. It has the further merit of showing keenly the condition to which many a good Southern family was brought by the war.

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there," said Jim. He leaned a little forward. His eyes opened.

"Or a sack of salt? They are right heavy."

"I-I-I'll get it there," said Jim. His form straightened.

Mr. Wake appeared.

"Write Mr. Day to give this man a place as brakeman."

"Yes, sir. Come this way." This to Jim.

Jim electrified them all by suddenly bursting out crying.

The tension had given way. He walked up to the wall and leaned his head against it with his face on his arm, shaking from head to foot, sobbing aloud.

"Thank you, I--I'm ever so much obliged to you," he sobbed.

The President rose and walked rapidly about the room.

Suddenly Jim turned and, with his arm over his eyes, held out his hand to the President.

"Good-by." Then he went out.

There was a curious smile on the faces of the Directors as the door closed.

"Well, I never saw anything like that before," said one of them. The President said nothing.

"Run to seed," quoted the oldest of th

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2015.02.17
Lisa Carr
*****

A poignant story of the son of a soldier killed during the American Civil War. His family is impoverished, and their lives made miserable by the torments of the people around them. Their daily lives end up being almost heroic.
Good characterizations and plotting.


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