The Steam-Shovel Man

The Steam-Shovel Man  (1913) 
by Ralph D. Paine

Illustrated by B. J. Rosenmeyer. Young Walter Goodwin dreams of improving his family fortunes as a tiny cog in the machinery creating the Panama Canal across the Atlantic ocean. His will seems indomitable, immovable; but seemingly irresistible forces, including a Panamanian gunrunner with a smarmy parrot, and a landslide, may test his self-belief.

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He stood at the brink of this tremendous chasm

THE
STEAM-SHOVEL MAN

By
RALPH D. PAINE

ILLUSTRATED BY
B. J. ROSENMEYER


NEW YORK
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
1913

Copyright, 1913, by
Charles Scribner's Sons


Published September, 1913

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CONTENTS


  1. ChapterPage
  2. I.
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    3
  3. II.
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    24
  4. III.
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    44
  5. IV.
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    66
  6. V.
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    91
  7. VI.
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    112
  8. VII.
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    132
  9. VIII.
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    152
  10. IX.
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    172
  11. X.
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    193

ILLUSTRATIONS


  1. He stood at the brink of this tremendous chasm
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    Frontispiece
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    Facing Page
  3. Lifting his feet very high and setting them down with the greatest caution
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    50
  4. "Viva Panama! Pobre Colombia! Ha! Ha! Ha!"
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    108
  5. "Report to me as soon as you come back. And bring Goodwin with you"
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    144

THE STEAM-SHOVEL MAN

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1925, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.