1 He knew all about us, he knew we would starve.
2 There were some things worse than even starving to death.
3 Ona is very sick," Stanislovas said; "and we are almost starving.
4 That Jurgis did not starve to death was due solely to the pittance the children brought him.
5 And we owe Aniele for two weeks' rent, and she is nearly starving, and is afraid of being turned out.
6 When people are starving," the other continued, "and they have anything with a price, they ought to sell it, I say.
7 So Jurgis and Ona and Teta Elzbieta would hold anxious conferences until late at night, trying to figure how they could manage this too without starving.
8 It was of no use for them to try to deceive him; he knew as much about the situation as they did, and he knew that the family might literally starve to death.
9 This was simple and clear, and yet, with cruel inconsistency, whenever he escaped from this nightmare it was to suffer and cry out at the vision of Ona starving.
10 Both of these last were bright boys, and there was no reason why their family should starve when tens of thousands of children no older were earning their own livings.
11 All day long the gates of the packing houses were besieged by starving and penniless men; they came, literally, by the thousands every single morning, fighting with each other for a chance for life.
12 One day Durham advertised in the paper for two hundred men to cut ice; and all that day the homeless and starving of the city came trudging through the snow from all over its two hundred square miles.
13 Elzbieta was out begging now, a few pennies from each of the neighbors, to get enough to pay for a mass for her; and the children were upstairs starving to death, while he, good-for-nothing rascal, had been spending their money on drink.
14 Some people said that they did this for the sake of the advertising it gave them, and some others said that their motive was a fear lest all their readers should be starved off; but whatever the reason, the soup was thick and hot, and there was a bowl for every man, all night long.