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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...and finally overcome with the futility of my endeavor, I roused myself--and drank again! I then went out and secured a room for myself for one night at the cost of twenty-five cents, and started off to look for work. "The weather was exceedingly cold, and I soon got discouraged and gave up, and going into a billiard-room I strove to forget my troubles in a game. I had good luck at first, playing only for drinks and cigars; but-a run of bad luck came, and soon every cent in my possession was gone. This brought me to the end of my rope, and I went to my room to bed well filled up with drink, and therefore thinking nothing of the morrow. But to-morrow has to come, and my morrow came with its miseries and its pangs of keen hunger." No one will deny that there are " the pleasures of sin." But then there comes after the sin that inevitable sting, so remorseless, so hard to bear--the presage of coming judgment and wrath! "First one thing went for food, then another, until finally my overcoat had to go. You never experienced what it is to walk about without an overcoat with the thermometer 20 degrees below zero! I had been trying to get work, offering to do anything for any kind of remuneration. I offered my services at a theatre, but they only laughed at me. But it was becoming serious with me. Night was approaching. I had no place to sleep. It was my First Day without food, for not a bite of food had passed my lips since the previous evening. My bones were sore from the cold. Ah! my friend, as I turned away from that theatre door and walked down the lane to the brightly-lighted street, the thoughts of my heart were fearful! too awful to pen! A little further on a young man accosted me, begging for ten cents to get a bed. I...
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