By Eric Flint
FREEDOM AND JUSTICE -- AMERICAN kind
1632 And in northern Germany issues couldn't get a lot worse. Famine. illness. Religous warfare laying waste the towns. merely the aristocrats remained fairly unscathed; for the peasants, demise was once a mercy.
2000 issues are going okay in Grantville, West Virginia, and everyone attending the marriage of Mike Stearn's sister (including the whole neighborhood bankruptcy of the United Mine staff of the USA, which Mike leads) is having a great time.
THEN, every thing CHANGED....
whilst the airborne dirt and dust settles, Mike leads a bunch of armed miners to determine what occurred and unearths the line into city is reduce, as with a sword. at the different aspect, a scene out of Hell: a guy nailed to a farmhouse door, his spouse and daughter attacked via males in metal vests. confronted with this, Mike and his neighbors don't need to ask who to shoot. At that second Freedom and Justice, American variety, are brought to the center of the Thirty Years' battle.
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Couldn't git along widout me nohow. " Tom asked the faithful old fellow. " cried, the colored man. "Huh! Yo' don't know 'bout dis here chile. I don't purpose ever to git old. " Mr. Damon chanced to be present at this conversation, and he was highly amused, yet somewhat impressed, too, by the colored man's statement. " he exclaimed. "I agree with Rad, Tom. It's us old fellows who know what to do when an emergency of any kind arises. " "Bless my roving nature! I am glad to hear you say that. " cried Tom.
But I'll spend the last cent I've got to perfect this patent. " "I can only hope you will, Tom. Why, this track and the overhead trolley equipment is going to cost a small fortune. I had no idea when you signed that contract with Mr. " Ned Newton possessed traits of caution that could not be gainsaid. That was one thing that made him such a successful financial manager for the Swift Company. He watched expenditures as closely now as he had when the business was upon a much more limited footing.
His mind then was fixed upon Tom's invention almost as closely as the mind of the young inventor himself. Ned turned around slowly, as though idly, indeed, and tried to see the faces of the two men behind him. One was a small, neatly dressed man of professional appearance. He wore a Vandyke beard and eyeglasses. The other's face Ned could not see; but as they both rose just then and strolled toward the door of the bank he could observe that the fellow was big and burly. Ned wheeled to his friend, the vice president, and asked: "Who are those men, Mr.
1632 (The Assiti Shards, Book 1) by Eric Flint