Maggie, a Girl of the Street [NOOK Book]

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The story of Maggie Johnson a young woman who, seduced by her brother's friend and then disowned by her family, turns to prostitution. A small ragged girl dragged a red, bawling infant along the crowded ways. He was hanging back, baby-like, bracing his wrinkled, bare legs.

The little girl cried out: "Ah, Tommie, come ahn. Dere's Jimmie and fader. Don't be a-pullin' me back."
She jerked the baby's arm ...
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The story of Maggie Johnson a young woman who, seduced by her brother's friend and then disowned by her family, turns to prostitution. A small ragged girl dragged a red, bawling infant along the crowded ways. He was hanging back, baby-like, bracing his wrinkled, bare legs.

The little girl cried out: "Ah, Tommie, come ahn. Dere's Jimmie and fader. Don't be a-pullin' me back."
She jerked the baby's arm impatiently. He fell on his face, roaring. With a second jerk she pulled him to his feet, and they went on. With the obstinacy of his order, he protested against being dragged in a chosen direction. He made heroic endeavors to keep on his legs, denounce his sister and consume a bit of orange peeling which he chewed between the times of his infantile orations.
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  • BN ID: 2940148739067
  • Publisher: Hillside Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/22/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 825,467
  • File size: 577 KB

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Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) was an American novelist, short story writer, poet and journalist. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation. The eighth surviving child of highly devout parents, Crane was raised in several New Jersey towns and Port Jervis, New York. He began writing at the age of 4 and had published several articles by the age of 16. Having little interest in university studies, he left school in 1891 and began work as a reporter and writer. Crane's first novel was the 1893 Bowery tale Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, which critics generally consider the first work of American literary Naturalism. He won international acclaim for his 1895 Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage, which he wrote without any battle experience. In 1896, Crane endured a highly publicized scandal after acting as a witness for a suspected prostitute. Source Wikipedia
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Lilywolf

    Lilywolf stands ridgid as Goldenstripe approaches. She stares at the body of Whitetail and just shakes her head. But she knows there is no time to talk and she helps Velvetstar to her paws. As the trio race towards the exit, the prophecy booms in her head, louder than ever. It fills her with a sense of urgancy. They had to get out before it came true. Lilywolf feels a sense of relief as Velvetstar passes through. But her stomach clenches as the portal snaps shut. However fear was not an emotion she experienced right now. The tabby flattens her ears as Goldenstripe frantically yells at her. "Oh be quiet you furball!" She growls. "Have you ever stopped to think about how I feel? I'd be better off dead than worrying like some little lost kit back home! You know I'm not that kind of shecat. For the love of Starclan Goldenstripe, don't you get it?! I'm not afraid of death! I've died seven times and I'll die two more! What I am afraid of is not being together with you!" Lilywolf's ice blue eyes are full of pain as she looks at her mate. "I may be strong but you know very well that is the one thing that can break me." Suddenly, the shecat is thrown to the ground by Shadowstar. The tabby leaps to her feet and and snarls at the gray tom pinning Goldenstripe. "Let him go Shadowstar or you'll wish you were never kitted!" She yowls, charging towards him. But then something she can't comprehend happens. The golden pelt she loves so much begins to turn black. Horror causes her paws to slip and she skids to a halt. Soon Goldenstripe's entire pelt is black and Shadowstar stands rooted to the ground. "Wha... what..." Lilywolf's tongue won't form a sentence as the shocked shecat looks at her mate's new black pelt. She jumps as she hears another cat approach, wondering how Whitetail survived. But as she whirls around, claws unsheathed, she sees not a white pelt but another black one. She stands in awe as Hawk explains who he is. But her expression turns to terror as Hawk explains Goldenstripe's transformation. Her mate... evil? That was something they could not let happen! Lilywolf urges Goldenstripe forward as Hawk shows them a new path home. She gives him a grateful smile and meows, "Thank you. It's good to know we've got someone on this side we can trust." Dipping her head to the tom, she pads through with Goldenstripe. She can just hear Hawk's last words as they leave. With a shudder, she realizes her prophecy did come true. Lilywolf gazes at her newly blackened mate and she wonders if anything can ever be the same again. ~ Lilywolf &hearts P.S. We come out on the territory right? I'll post in a book and tell you which one I posted inat our book! Cool to rp with ya Shadow and White! Very interesting plot you guys set up! Love it! ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Goldenstripe

    (Sorry Lilywolf! Velvet and Whitetail were suppse to come back but they only took a milenium, I was trying to wait on them.) <br> Goldenstripe looked at Whitetail's suddenly lifeless expression and backed away. He hadn't meant to kill her, even though now she had done much to deserve it. He knew his situation with the shecat had been complicated, but still he'd always felt a need to help if he was needed. She was troubled and confused, and Goldenstripe knew he'd have ended up the same if he hadn't found Lilywolf. He suddenly turned to the two shecats with him. "Common, lets go! Velvetstar your den is just past the trees," Goldenstripe meowed, urging them along. <p> Shadowstar lets a yowl of objection come from him before suddenly his prisoner has escaped. He goes tumbling back and falls into his own pit, hissing at the painful rocks. He hears Goldenstripe leaving and desperately tries climbing his way up the side of the ravine, his claws sinking even into the rock. "You won't get away!" Shadow yowled darkly as a shadow passed overhead. <p> Goldenstripe moved as fast he could without his wound opening too much. Once they reached the entrance that led them here, he sent Velvetstar through, and was about to do the same when Shadowstar snapped it shut. "Open it!! Make it come back!!! I won't leave just let her out!! Let her out! Let her out!!" Frustrated and frightened, Goldenstripe yelled futily at the evil tom. He looked at Lilywolf, pure panic the only emotion in his gaze. "Why'd you come?! I told you it wasn't safe and now..." he trailed off as tears poured from his yellow eyes, "I can't keep losing you Lilywolf! Can't you see it's- it's, it's killing me?" <p> Shadow finly reached the top, heaving and vengeful. He looks at Whitetail, wishing he could bring her back, but it was too late and he didn't have that sort of power. Furious, Shadowstars raced after Goldenstripe, determinded to have him and his mate dead. The grey tom came barreling towards the two, claws outstretched and bloodthirsty. Instead of killing Goldenstripe right off, he whispers something and suddenly the golden tom turns night black. It was a spell, to turn his spirits into evil ones. But just as fast, Shadowstar is frozen, and the second later, he is gone. <p> Hawk comes stalking forward, a black tom with yellow eyes identicle to the current Goldenstipe. Hawk had a similiair build as Goldenstripe, muscular and long furred, and eyes the same gold as well. "Hardly time to talk, that'll become permanant if you don't get out soon," he meowed, hurrying them away. "I'm Hawk, your father, Lynx's mate at one point. I made mistakes in my life, ones I never talk about, and that's why I never meant you or your sister or brother, and why I ended up here. But I'm not evil, and I don't want to catch you two hear again," Hawk stoped at an opening to somewhere on Horseclan's territory. He looked at Lilywolf and Goldenstripe kindly. "Good luck to you both, I cannot visit you as Starclan does, but know you have my full backing," he meowed. Hawk felt sorry, a sort of disappointment to reveal to his son he was of the Dark Forest. "You better go, but first, listen; Stars always return, but without a friend. Suns always rise, but with a broken heart. And the Wolf always runs, but now in darkness with only a broken sun. I only wish I could explain it to you..." but time is running out, so Hawk pushed them both in, taking a last look at his kin before letting the portal shut.

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