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John Barleycorn - Jack London

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2007
ISBN: 9781421832586
Number Of Pages: 216

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It all came to me one election day. It was on a warm California afternoon, and I had ridden down into the Valley of the Moon from the ranch to the little village to vote Yes and No to a host of proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of California. Because of the warmth of the day I had had several drinks before casting my ballot, and divers drinks after casting it. Then I had ridden up through the vine-clad hills and rolling pastures of the ranch, and arrived at the farm-house in time for another drink and supper. "How did you vote on the suffrage amendment?" Charmian asked. "I voted for it." She uttered an exclamation of surprise. For, be it known, in my younger days, despite my ardent democracy, I had been opposed to woman suffrage. In my later and more tolerant years I had been unenthusiastic in my acceptance of it as an inevitable social phenomenon. "Now just why did you vote for it?" Charmian asked. I answered. I answered at length. I answered indignantly. The more I answered, the more indignant I became. (No; I was not drunk. The horse I had ridden was well named "The Outlaw." I'd like to see any drunken man ride her.)

ISBN: 9781421832586
ISBN-10: 1421832585
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st March 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43

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