II- "The Jungle: A Story of Chicago" - Upton Sinclair - Appeal to Reason

II- "The Jungle: A Story of Chicago" - Upton Sinclair - Appeal to Reason

by: Upton Sinclair | publication date: March 11, 1905 | Publication: Appeal to Reason | journal issue: No. 484 | pages: p2

"There were twelve in all in the party, five adults and six children—and Ona, who was a little of both. They had a hard time of the passage: there was an agent who helped them, but he proved a scoundrel, and got them into a trap with some officials, and cost them a good deal of their precious money, which they clung to with such horrible fear. This happened to them again in New York—for, of course, they knew nothing about the country, and had no one to tell them, and it was easy for a man in a blue uniform to lead them away, and to take them to a hotel and keep them there, and make them pay enormous charges to get away."

Chapter Two in Upton Sinclair's serial treatment of "The Jungle" for Appeal to Reason.

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