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The Gibson Upright

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,782 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 744
Added to site: 2004.11.12 8979
Genre: Drama

s their limit?

NORA [oratorically]: When the workman shall own his tools!

MIFFLIN: Of course that means all the tools, Mr. Gibson. You may not know our phrase: "The workman shall own his tools." It means not only the carpenter's bench, the plane and the saw, the adze and the auger, but the shop itself. It means that the workmen shall own the factory. It means the elimination of everything and everyone who stands between him and the purchaser, to take toll and unearned profit from the worker, who is really the sole producer of wealth.

NORA: It means the elimination of capital and the capitalist!

MIFFLIN: It means that not only should the worker own tools and factory but should sit here in the persons of his chosen and elected fellow workers, as arbiter of his own destiny.

GIBSON: That is to say, it means the elimination of me.

MIFFLIN [jovially]: Precisely! Precisely!

GIBSON [as another workingman strides into the room]: What

Reader Reviews

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

A very enjoyable play. A slight romance, and a humorous picture of the trials of running a factory with fairness to workers and efficiency.



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