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An Uncertain Dream by Judith Miller

By Judith Miller

Their group has been ripped aside by means of the corporate strike. . . . Can something carry their love together?When Pullman vehicle Works staff stroll out in protest in their wages and excessive lease, Olivia Mott is torn among her loyalty to the corporate and her love for Fred DeVault. Amidst the turmoil in Pullman, Fred is requested to behave as a neighborhood delegate to the nationwide conference of the yankee Railway Union, but if the delegates vote for a boycott of the recognized Pullman snoozing vehicles, Olivia wonders if Fred will ever have the capacity to exhibit his face back within the corporation city. what is going to turn into in their transforming into affection for every other?Traveling to England to reunite together with her mom and dad, girl Charlotte Spencer is confronted with tragedy. Armed along with her fledgling religion, Charlotte comes to a decision to come to Chicago along with her son to restart her existence. but if Matthew Clayborn, a reporter for the Chicago bring in, desires to spend time along with her, she concerns approximately his motivations. Is he drawn to her or basically the data she will offer?

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Most families haven’t enough money for food, and they go deeper into debt each month. We’ve tried to convince Mr. Pullman that the rents should be lowered to correspond with the decrease in wages the company has instituted, but he’ll hear nothing of it and says the car works and the town company are independent of one another. He fails to mention he owns both. ’’ The two men dropped to the grass, and Matthew jotted notes while Fred related the plight of journeyman mechanics in the Freight-Car Construction Department.

Barker would return from the meeting. I want to know exactly what the union has planned. Everything has been such a secret up until now. ’’ Olivia shook her head. ‘‘No. I hadn’t been told, either. ’’ Mrs. Barker ruffled the blond curls of the young boy who entered the kitchen and hungrily eyed the apple in his mother’s hand. ‘‘Let’s pray Mr. Pullman will listen to reason and the men are soon back to work and earning a livable wage. ’’ As tears began to form in her eyes, she swiped them away with the corner of her apron.

Though what they offered was little in comparison to the need, Olivia had successfully developed a rotation plan to feed as many of the children as possible. At the end of the day, all of the luncheon and supper leftovers, along with any remaining baked goods, were divided and packed for individual families. Balancing the food baskets on her arm, Olivia bid the chef good-night. The homes she would visit tonight were located nearby, so her deliveries shouldn’t take too long. Apparently the union meeting had not yet ended, for she saw few signs of life in the park as she approached.

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