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Upton Sinclair, ed. (1878–1968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest.  1915.
Why the Socialist Party Is Growing
(Dedicated to the School of Journalism)

By Franklin P. Adams

(Contemporary American humorist)
“A STORY,” the reporter said, “about commercial crime.
  A merchant’s been convicted of selling phony stuff.
The sentence is a thousand meg and seven years of time—”
  “A hundred words,” the city Ed. replied, “will be enough.”
“A story,” the reporter said, “about a crimson dame        5
  Just landed from the steamer, wearing slippers that are red.
She used to be the Dearest Friend of Emperor Wotsisname—”
  “Three columns and a layout!” cried the eager city Ed.

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