1 It was an elemental odor, raw and crude; it was rich, almost rancid, sensual, and strong.
2 But he had had such a horrible fright; strong man as he was, it left him almost too weak to stand up.
3 She is young, und she might haf got over it, und been vell und strong, if she had been treated right.
4 Life was a struggle for existence, and the strong overcame the weak, and in turn were overcome by the strongest.
5 In truth, it was almost maddening for a strong man like him, a fighter, to have to lie there helpless on his back.
6 In a couple of weeks he was feeling strong and beginning to use his arm, and then he could not stand it any longer.
7 And trusting and strong in faith he had gone about his business, the while a black shadow hung over him and a horrid Fate waited in his pathway.
8 They had dreamed of freedom; of a chance to look about them and learn something; to be decent and clean, to see their child grow up to be strong.
9 He was passing down a street lined with warehouses, and a boss offered him a job, and then, after he had started to work, turned him off because he was not strong enough.
10 In the beginning he had been fresh and strong, and he had gotten a job the first day; but now he was second-hand, a damaged article, so to speak, and they did not want him.
11 Jurgis attended and got half insane with drink, and began quarreling over a girl; his arm was pretty strong by then, and he set to work to clean out the place, and ended in a cell in the police station.
12 This did not mean that his arm was strong and that he was able to go back to work, but simply that he could get along without further attention, and that his place was needed for some one worse off than he.
13 And then the farmer in Maine or California or Texas would buy this, at say twenty-five dollars a ton, and plant it with his corn; and for several days after the operation the fields would have a strong odor, and the farmer and his wagon and the very horses that had hauled it would all have it too.
14 Chicago was the industrial center of the country, and nowhere else were the unions so strong; but their organizations did the workers little good, for the employers were organized, also; and so the strikes generally failed, and as fast as the unions were broken up the men were coming over to the Socialists.