The Goose Man

(Das Gänsemännchen)

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 197,900 / 554 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 606
Added to site: 2008.05.06
mnybks.net#: 20780
Origin: gutenberg.org

Authorized translation by Allen W. Porterfield.

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When there were no customers in the shop she would pick up books quite at random and read in them. Sometimes it was a novel dealing with crime, sometimes a garrulous tract dealing with secret vices. Such things were needed to attract a public that regarded the buying of books as a sinful waste. Without special pleasure, and with a morose sort of thirst for information, she read revelations of court life and the printed betrayals of all kinds of spies, adventurers, and rogues. Quite unconsciously she came to judge the world to which she had no real access according to these books which offered her as truth the issues of sick and pestilential minds.

But as the years went on, and prosperity raised Jason Philip definitely into the merchant class, he abandoned the shadier side of his business. He was a man who knew his age and who unfurled his sails when he was sure of a favourable wind. He entrusted his ship more and more to the ever swelling current of the political parties of the proletariat, and

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