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The Sign at Six

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,204 / 115 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,147
mnybks.net#: 7411
Origin: gutenberg.org

The story of a man who thought he owned New York and of another man who undertook to convince him of his error. In the conflict between them New York becomes a city of unbounded surprises and of thrilling dread. White has never written more plausibly, more forcibly, more entertainingly.

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was often in the street. At noon McCarthy took lunch at a small round table in the cafe below. When he reappeared at the elevator shaft, the elevator starter again verified his watch. Malachi McCarthy had but the one virtue of accuracy, and that had to do with matters of time. At five minutes of six he reached for his hat; at three minutes of six he boarded the elevator.

"Runs all right to-day, Sam," he remarked genially to the boy whom he had half throttled the evening before.

He stood for a moment in the entrance of the building, enjoying the sight of the crowds hurrying to their cars, the elevated, the subway, and the ferries. The clang and roar of the city pleased his senses, as a vessel vibrates to its master tone. McCarthy was feeling largely paternal as he stepped toward the corner, for to a great extent the destinies of these people were in his hands.

"Easy marks!" was his philanthropic expression of this sentiment.

At the corner he stopped for a car. He glanced up at the c

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