The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today - Vol. 2

By Mark Twain; Charles Dudley Warner | Go to book overview

CHAPTER XXVIII
THE SENATE, JEALOUS OF ITS HONOR, REBUKES CORRUPTION

Ebok imana ebok ofut idibi.

O καρκíν○Ϛ ὠ ̑ εφα
Xαλᾴ τòν ὄU+3CUιν λαßὠν
Eὐθὺ χρη ἐταĩρoν, ἔμμɛν,
Kαἰ μη σκ○λιὰ φρ○νεĩν.

Mishittoonaeog noowaog
ayeuuhkone neen,
Nashpe nuskesukqunnonut
ho, ho, nunnaumunun
.

W HEN Mr. Noble's bombshell fell in Senator Dilworthy's camp, the statesman was disconcerted for a moment. For a moment; that was all. The next moment he was calmly up and doing. From the center of our country to its circumference, nothing was talked of but Mr. Noble's terrible revelation, and the people were furious. Mind, they were not furious because bribery was uncommon in our public life, but merely because here was another case. Perhaps it did not occur to the nation of good and worthy people that while they continued to sit comfortably at home and leave the true source of our political power (the "primaries") in the hands of saloon-keepers, dog-fanciers, and hod- carriers, they could go on expecting "another" case

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