The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from In Darkest England and The Way Out by General William Booth:|
months, since he left Feltham Industrial School. Was sent there for
playing truant. Has had one bit of bread to-day; yesterday had only
some gooseberries and cherries, i.e., bad ones that had been thrown
away. Mother is alive. She "chucked him out" when he returned home on
leaving Feltham because he could'nt find her money for drink.
No. 12. Old man, age 67. Seems to take rather a humorous view of the
position. Kind of Mark Tapley. Says he can't say he does like it, but
then he must like it! Ha, ha! Is a slater by trade. Been out of work
some time; younger men naturally get the work. Gets a bit of
bricklaying sometimes; can turn his hand to anything. Goes miles and
gets nothing. Earned one and twopence this week at holding horses.
In Darkest England and The Way Out