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Published: 1954
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,747 / 15 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 850
Added to site: 2009.08.04 24882

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to do, but it took more guts that he had to jump off a bridge, so he went on the Road instead.

After he got over his shakes--and he sure had 'em bad--he decided that, if he never took another drink, it'd be the best thing for him. So he didn't. He had a kind of dignity, though, and he could really talk, so he and I teamed up during the wheat harvest in South Dakota. We made all the stops and, when we hit the peaches in California we picked up Sacks and Dirty Pete.

Sacks got his monicker because he never wore shoes. He claimed that gunny-sacks, wrapped around his feet and shins, gave as much protection and more freedom, and they were more comfortable, besides costing nix. Since we mostly bought our shoes at the dumps, at four bits a pair, you might say he was stretching a point, but that's one of the laws of the Road. You don't step on the othe

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Average Rating of 4.3 from 3 reviews: *****

Short, sweet, with a great conclusion.

Sardo Weems

Heroic hobos at the forefront of protecting earth from a space invasion.

Short and amusing.


Ha, this is great! Quick and light reading, but you could ponder this for hours and hours afterward.



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