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The People of the Abyss
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date March 6, 2015
Pages 148
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781508766667
ISBN-10 1508766665
Original list price $6.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Nowhere in the streets of London may one escape the sight of abject poverty, while five minutes’ walk from almost any point will bring one to a slum; but the region my hansom was now penetrating was one unending slum. The streets were filled with a new and different race of people, short of stature, and of wretched or beer-sodden appearance. We rolled along through miles of bricks and squalor, and from each cross street and alley flashed long vistas of bricks and misery. Here and there lurched a drunken man or woman, and the air was obscene with sounds of jangling and squabbling. At a market, tottery old men and women were searching in the garbage thrown in the mud for rotten potatoes, beans, and vegetables, while little children clustered like flies around a festering mass of fruit, thrusting their arms to the shoulders into the liquid corruption, and drawing forth morsels but partially decayed, which they devoured on the spot.

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