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Bunker Bean

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,461 / 216 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,015
Added to site: 2005.05.07 10297

All New York is in a roar over Bunker. A clever satire on Big Business and the rising generation.

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and gave him a dime. He voiced a wish to exchange this for sweets with a certain madman in the village who had no understanding of the value of his stock. His mother demurred; not alone because candy was unwholesome, but because the only right thing to do with money was to "save" it. And his mother prevailed, even though his father coarsely suggested that all the candy he could ever buy with Bunker money wouldn't hurt him none. The mother said that this was "low," and the father retorted with equal lowness that a rigid saving of all Bunker-given money wouldn't make no one a "Croosus," neither, if you come down to that.

It resulted in his being told that he could play freely with his dime one whole afternoon before the unexciting process of saving it began. Well enough, that! He had grown too fearful of life to lose that coin vulgarly out in the grass, as another would almost surely have done.

But he was beguiled in the mart of the money changers. To him, standing safely within the front gate w



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