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The Grandchildren of the Ghetto

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Author: Israel Zangwill
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,909 / 249 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 557
Added to site: 2011.07.22
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r, look at me.'

The only person who looked at the host was the hostess. Her look was one of approval--it could not be of aesthetic approval, like the look Percy Saville devoted to herself, for her husband was a cadaverous little man with prominent ears and teeth.

'And if Mr. Graham should ever join us on the Council of the United Synagogue,' added Montagu Samuels, addressing the table generally, 'he will discover that there is no communal problem with which we do not loyally grapple.'

'No, thank you,' said Sidney with a shudder. 'When I visit Raphael, I sometimes pick up a Jewish paper and amuse myself by reading the debates of your public bodies. I understand most of your verbiage is edited away,' he looked Montagu Samuels full in the face, with audacious naivete; 'but there is enough left to show that our monotonous group of public men consists of narrow-minded mediocrities. The chief public work they appear to do, outside finance, is, when public exams. fall on Sabbaths o

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