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1  They never sell the houses without interest.
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2  There were dozens of houses that way in Packingtown.
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3  The other houses in the row did not seem to be new, and few of them seemed to be occupied.
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4  Cheap as the houses were, they were sold with the idea that the people who bought them would not be able to pay for them.
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5  One stood and watched, and little by little caught the drift of the tide, as it set in the direction of the packing houses.
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6  Grandmother Majauszkiene knew that because her son belonged to a political organization with a contractor who put up exactly such houses.
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7  They stood there while the sun went down upon this scene, and the sky in the west turned blood-red, and the tops of the houses shone like fire.
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8  The agent explained that the houses were built that way, as the purchasers generally preferred to finish the basements to suit their own taste.
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9  They were drovers and stock raisers, who had come from far states, and brokers and commission merchants, and buyers for all the big packing houses.
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10  They used the very flimsiest and cheapest material; they built the houses a dozen at a time, and they cared about nothing at all except the outside shine.
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11  They had talked about looking at more houses before they made the purchase; but then they did not know where any more were, and they did not know any way of finding out.
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12  The street in front of the house was unpaved and unlighted, and the view from it consisted of a few exactly similar houses, scattered here and there upon lots grown up with dingy brown weeds.
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13  In the morning, of course, most of them had to go to work, the packing houses would not stop for their sorrows; but by seven o'clock Ona and her stepmother were standing at the door of the office of the agent.
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14  The last time, too, he lost his job, and that meant six weeks more of standing at the doors of the packing houses, at six o'clock on bitter winter mornings, with a foot of snow on the ground and more in the air.
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15  Seeing Teta Elzbieta's evident grief at this news, he added, after some hesitation, that if they really intended to make a purchase, he would send a telephone message at his own expense, and have one of the houses kept.
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16  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.
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17  If one of them be a minute late, he will be docked an hour's pay, and if he be many minutes late, he will be apt to find his brass check turned to the wall, which will send him out to join the hungry mob that waits every morning at the gates of the packing houses, from six o'clock until nearly half-past eight.
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