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The Long Day

The Story of a New York Working Girl As Told by Herself

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,637 / 189 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.9
LoC Categories: HN, HQ
Downloads: 850
Added to site: 2010.01.30
mnybks.net#: 26500
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go to Chicago till I was twenty. I lived all my life on a farm in Iowa, till I went up to get a job in Chicago after my father died and I was all alone in the world. We lived in the very wildest part of the State--in the part they call the 'Big Woods.' Oh, I know all about frontier life. And there's hardly any kind of 'roughing it' that I haven't done. I was born to it."

She laughed, opening the stove door, for the elbow of the pipe was now red-hot and threatening conflagration to the thin board partition behind, which divided the little room from that of the next lodger.

A loud thump upon the board partition startled us. We listened for a few moments,--at first with alarm,--and then realized that the noise was only the protest of a sleepy boarder.

Presently, as we continued to talk, the banging of a shoe-heel on the wall grew more insistent. We heard doors opening along the hall, and a high, raucous voice invoked quiet in none too polite phrase. So I said, "Good night," in a whisper and

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