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Summary of the Book 'A Deal In Wheat':
Includes bibliographical references: (p. 179-180).
Excerpts from the Book 'A Deal In Wheat':
... comes. And give up! exclaimed Lewiston, running the lines through the torets. Leave the ranch! Give up! After all these years! His ... ... up the lines. Well, here goes for the last try, Emmie, he said. Good-by, girl. Maybe things will look better in town to-day. Maybe, ... ... Lewiston, looking vaguely from side to side. That-that ruins me. I can't carry my grain any longer-what with storage charges and-and-Bridges, ... ... Gladstone bag and stood up, smoothing his hat. You will deliver the warehouse receipts for the grain, began Gates. I'll send a messenger ... ... the other had taken himself off, Hornung sat for some moments gazing abstractedly toward his office windows, thinking over the whole matter. He had ... ... Liverpool to Odessa and from Duluth to Buenos Ayres. It was-so the veteran operators were persuaded-Truslow himself who had made Hornung's corner ... ... on the edge of the pit the great gong struck, a roar of a hundred voices developed with the swiftness of successive explosions, the rush of a hundred ... ... gestures tossed upward from out the brown of the crowd, the official reporter in his cage on the margin of the pit leaned far forward with straining ... ... goes again. Sell a thousand May at one-fifty, vociferated the bear-broker, throwing out his hand, one finger raised to indicate the number ... ... late-so sure was the bull crowd of its position-no one had even thought of glancing at the inspection sheet on the bulletin board. But now one of ... ... rock, and the price closed even with the opening figure-one dollar and a half. But the morning's work was the talk of all La Salle Street. Who ... ... numbers don't matter, but anyhow, these cars were always switched onto the sidings by Mr. Truslow's main elevator D soon as they came in. The wheat ... ... we couldn't account for so much wheat. Bought it from us at one-ten, and made us buy it back-our own wheat-at one-fifty. Hornung and his ... ... street was very dark and absolutely deserted. It was a district on the South Side, not far from the Chicago River, given up largely to wholesale ... ... Thrown out of work, Lewiston drifted aimlessly about Chicago, from pillar to post, working a little, earning here a dollar, there a dime, but ... ... since out of work, forced into idleness by long-continued hard times, by ill luck, by sickness. To them the bread line was a godsend. At least ... ... of the door. Then he disappeared within the bakery, locking the door after him. A shudder of poignant despair, an unformed, inarticulate sense ... ... that the price of grain has been increased to two dollars a bushel, there will be no distribution of bread from this bakery until further notice. ... ... nations, practised their tricks, their chicanery and oblique shifty deals, were reconciled in their differences, and went on through their appointed ... ... by Frank Norris. An early example of American realism McTeague was considered truly shocking when first published at the turn of the century. This searing ...