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A Gentleman from Mississippi

A Novel

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Author: Thomas A. Wise
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,007 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 299
Added to site: 2004.06.30 8014

Senator Langdon is picked out by dishonest men in Washington to be used as their tool in the Senate. But the "tool" proves to be sharp at both ends and cuts the men who mean to cheat the people.

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Colonel Langdon.

"Why--I--er--no, of course not," the visitor stammered. "I am in politics for my party's sake, just like everybody else," and Sanders grinned suggestively at his questioner.

"Have you anything further to say?" asked Langdon, in a tone hinting that he would like to be rid of his caller.

"Well, since you are so very new in this game, Senator, I'll talk right out in meetin', as they call it. I came to ask about an appointment an' to tip you off on a couple o' propositions. I want Jim Hagley taken care of--you've heard of Jim--was clerk o' Fenimore County. A $2,000 a year job'll do for him; $500 o' that he gives to the organization."

"You're the organization, aren't you?" queried Langdon.

"Why, yes. Are you just gettin' wise?" cried Sanders. "Haven't I got fellers, voters, VOTERS, VOTERS, d--n it, hangin' on to me that needs to be taken care of! An' so I make the fellers that work help those that don't. Why, Langdon, what'n h--l are you kickin' an' questioning' about? Didn't you g



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