Excerpt from The Warners: An American Story of Today At fifteen minutes past six o'clock in the evening Cyrus arrived home from the factory; at seven to the minute he sat down to a solitary supper of his own cooking. His menu was t large or varied, but it was substantial and it sufficed. For years this meal had taken place at the same hour; in fact, it marked the beginning of his independence - an independence whose progress was slow but was yet progress. He never ate without remembering the past and how he had worked up. His satisfaction over his working up was supreme; for his boyhood had been very dubious. Until Cyrus had moved into a room that he called his own his appetite had t been catered to fully or regularly; sometimes his food was doled out to him at back doors; sometimes he picked bits out of garbage boxes; oftener he went hungry. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.