V-"Living Upon Five Cents a Day" - Charles H. Garrett - New York Evening World

V-"Living Upon Five Cents a Day" - Charles H. Garrett - New York Evening World

Mr. Garrett Goes on Showing How He Found It Possible but Often Very Painful; Gold Collar Button, 1 Meal; The Narrator Mends His Own Shoes -- Sells a Story, Good LUck, and Hears of a Sick Mother, Which is Grief.

by: Charles H. Garrett | publication date: July 22, 1898 | Publication: New York Evening World | pages: 7

"I had been down in the five-cent-a-day basin for some time and was vibrating between that and the two or three cent a day allowance of mush and coffee. . . . "

Chapter Five in Charles H. Garrett's tale of how he managed for months on almost no money, not for a newspaper series, but because he was completely down on his luck.

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