1 and fit for human food, and shall be disposed of in.
2 The bitterness of it was the daily food and drink of Jurgis.
3 Elzbieta was horrified, for she did not believe that the food out of the dumps was fit to eat.
4 It was amazing what quantities of food such as this were needed every day, by eleven hungry persons.
5 There was not even a place where a man could wash his hands, and the men ate as much raw blood as food at dinnertime.
6 Before long he saw another farmhouse, and, as it was beginning to cloud over a little, he asked here for shelter as well as food.
7 They were so numbed that they did not even suffer much from hunger, now; only the children continued to fret when the food ran short.
8 Any man who knows anything about butchering knows that the flesh of a cow that is about to calve, or has just calved, is not fit for food.
9 Toward evening Jurgis came; he had heard the story from the children, and he brought some food and dry wraps, which made it a little easier.
10 Mother hasn't any work either, because the sausage department is shut down; and she goes and begs at houses with a basket, and people give her food.
11 But now the income of the family was cut down more than one-third, and the food demand was cut only one-eleventh, so that they were worse off than ever.
12 They would start work every morning at seven, and eat their dinners at noon, and then work until ten or eleven at night without another mouthful of food.
13 This was a fearful experience, with filth and bad food and cruelty and overwork; but Jurgis stood it and came out in fine trim, and with eighty rubles sewed up in his coat.
14 Sometimes visitors from the packing houses would wander out to see this "dump," and they would stand by and debate as to whether the children were eating the food they got, or merely collecting it for the chickens at home.
15 It was necessary for the packing machines to grind till late at night to provide food that would be eaten at Christmas breakfasts; and Marija and Elzbieta and Ona, as part of the machine, began working fifteen or sixteen hours a day.
16 All day long the children of Aniele were raking in the dump for food for these chickens; and sometimes, when the competition there was too fierce, you might see them on Halsted Street walking close to the gutters, and with their mother following to see that no one robbed them of their finds.
17 It had some thought for its employees; its workshops were big and roomy, it provided a restaurant where the workmen could buy good food at cost, it had even a reading room, and decent places where its girl-hands could rest; also the work was free from many of the elements of filth and repulsiveness that prevailed at the stockyards.
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