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Project Gutenberg's The Second Generation, by David Graham Phillips This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: The Second Generation Author: David Graham Phillips Release Date: March 17, 2004 [EBook #11614] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE SECOND GENERATION *** Produced by Rick Niles, John Hagerson, Mary Meehan and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. THE SECOND GENERATION BY DAVID GRAHAM PHILLIPS AUTHOR OF "THE COST," "THE PLUM TREE," "THE SOCIAL SECRETARY," "THE DELUGE," ETC. 1906 CONTENTS CHAPTER I.--"PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER!" II.--OF SOMEBODIES AND NOBODIES III.--MRS. WHITNEY INTERVENES IV.--THE SHATTERED COLOSSUS V.--THE WILL VI.--MRS. WHITNEY NEGOTIATES VII.--JILTED VIII.--A FRIEND IN NEED IX.--THE LONG FAREWELL X.--"THROUGH LOVE FOR MY CHILDREN" XI.--"SO SENSITIVE" XII.--ARTHUR FALLS AMONG LAWYERS XIII.--BUT IS RESCUED XIV.--SIMEON XV.--EARLY ADVENTURES OF A 'PRENTICE XVI.--A CAST-OFF SLIPPER XVII.--POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE XVIII.--LOVE, THE BLUNDERER XIX.--MADELENE XX.--LORRY'S ROMANCE XXI.--HIRAM'S SON XXII.--VILLA D'ORSAY XXIII.--A STROLL IN A BYPATH XXIV.--DR. MADELENE PRESCRIBES XXV.--MAN AND GENTLEMAN XXVI.--CHARLES WHITNEY'S HEIRS XXVII.--THE DOOR AJAR XXVIII.--THE DEAD THAT LIVE THE SECOND GENERATION CHAPTER I "PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER!" In six minutes the noon whistle would blow. But the workmen--the seven hundred in the Ranger-Whitney flour mills, the two hundred and fifty in the Ranger-Whitney cooperage adjoining--were, every man and boy of them, as hard at it as if the dinner rest were hours away. On the threshold of the long room where several scores of filled barrels were being headed and stamped there suddenly appeared a huge figure, tall and broad and solid, clad in a working suit originally gray but now white with the flour dust that saturated the air, and coated walls and windows both within and without. At once each of the ninety-seven men and boys was aware of that
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