Yekl; A Tale of the New York Ghetto

 
9780217150200: Yekl; A Tale of the New York Ghetto

Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. THE NEW YORK GHETTO. It was after seven in the evening when Jake finished his last jacket. Some of the operators had laid down their work before, while others cast an envious glance on him as he was dressing to leave, and fell to their machines with reluctantly redoubled energy. Fanny was a week worker and her time had been up at seven; but on this occasion her toilet had taken an uncommonly long time, and she was not ready until Jake got up from his chair. Then she left the room rather suddenly and with a demonstrative "Good-night all!" When Jake reached the street he found her on the sidewalk, making a pretense of 25 brushing one of her sleeves with the cuff of the other. "So kvick ?" she asked, raising her head in feigned surprise. "You cull dot kvick?" he returned grimly. "Good-bye!" "Say, ain't you goin' to dance to-night, really ?" she queried shamefacedly. "I tol' you I vouldn't." "What does she want of me?" he complained to himself proceeding on his way. He grew conscious of his low spirits, and, tracing them with some effort to their source, he became gloomier still. "No more fun for me !" he decided. "I shall get them over here and begin a new life." After supper, which he had taken, as usual, at his lodgings, he went out for a walk. He was firmly determined to keep himself from visiting Joe Peltner's dancing academy, and accordingly he took a direction opposite to Suffolk Street, where that establishment was situated. Having passed a few blocks, however, his feet, contrary to his will, turned into a side street and thence into one leading to Suffolk. "I shall only drop in to tell Joe that I can not sell any of his ball tickets, and return them," he attempted to deceive his own conscience. Hailing this pretext with delight he quickened his pace as much as the o...

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