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They Call Me Carpenter

A Tale of the Second Coming

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Author: Upton Sinclair
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,891 / 165 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,273 6460

tanding with his hand on my head, was the figure out of the stained glass window! I looked at him twice, and then I looked at the window. Where the figure had been was a great big hole with the sun shining through!

We know the power of suggestion, and especially when one taps the deeps of the unconscious, where our childhood memories are buried. I had been brought up in a religious family, and so it seemed quite natural to me that while that hand lay on my head, the throbbing and whirling should cease, and likewise the fear. I became perfectly quiet, and content to sit under the friendly spell. "Why were you crying?" asked the voice, at last.

I answered, hesitatingly, "I think it was humiliation."

"Is it something you have done?"

"No. Something that was done to me."

"But how can a man be humiliated by the act of another?"

I saw what he meant; and I was not humiliated any more.

The stranger spoke again. "A mob," he said, "is a blind thing, worse than madness. It is the beast in man running

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

I honestly don't think much of Sinclair's socialist agenda, but he is such a brilliant author that I rave about his works. If you like "return of the prophet" stories don't miss this one.



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