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1  Jurgis, too, had heard of America.
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2  So in the summer time they had all set out for America.
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3  So America was a place of which lovers and young people dreamed.
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4  He has been only six months in America, and the change has not done him good.
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5  And when Jurgis had first come to America he had supposed that it was the same.
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6  And not only was it the rule here, it was the rule everywhere in America, so far as he knew.
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7  It was Jonas who suggested that they all go to America, where a friend of his had gotten rich.
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8  Then they ate, and afterward sat and smoked and talked more about America, and how they found it.
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9  These were frightful sums, but then they were in America, where people talked about such without fear.
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10  Jurgis spent his Christmas in this hospital, and it was the pleasantest Christmas he had had in America.
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11  He had come to America as full of hope as the best of them; and now he was the chief problem that worried his son.
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12  Then Teta Elzbieta recollected suddenly that Szedvilas had been the name of the mythical friend who had made his fortune in America.
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13  When he came home that night he was in a very somber mood, having begun to see at last how those might be right who had laughed at him for his faith in America.
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14  And now in the union Jurgis met men who explained all this mystery to him; and he learned that America differed from Russia in that its government existed under the form of a democracy.
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15  First they took out the soil to make bricks, and then they filled it up again with garbage, which seemed to Jurgis and Ona a felicitous arrangement, characteristic of an enterprising country like America.
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16  The nights had begun to be chilly, and his mother, ignorant as to the climate in America, had sewed him up for the winter; then it had turned warm again, and some kind of a rash had broken out on the child.
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17  That was a country where, they said, a man might earn three rubles a day; and Jurgis figured what three rubles a day would mean, with prices as they were where he lived, and decided forthwith that he would go to America and marry, and be a rich man in the bargain.
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