Upton Sinclair, ed. (18781968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. 1915.
|The Monthly Rent|
(From The Game of Life)
By Bolton Hall
(American lawyer and single-taxer, born 1854)
| They sheared the lamb twelve times a year,|
To get some money to buy some beer;
The lamb thought this was extremely queer
Poor little snow-white lamb!OLD SONG.
GOD tempers the wind to the shorn lamb, said the deacon.
| I will shut the gate of the field so as to keep him warm, said the philanthropist.|| 2|
| If you give me the tags of wool, said the charity clipper, Ill let the poor creature have half.|| 3|
| The lambs we have always with us, said the wool broker.|| 4|
| Lambs must always be shorn, said the business man; hand me the shears.|| 5|
| We should leave him enough wool to make him a coat, said the profit sharer.|| 6|
| His condition is improving, said the land owner, for his fleece will be longer next year.|| 7|
| We should prohibit cutting his flesh when we shear, said the legislator.|| 8|
| But I intend, said the radical, to stop this shearing.|| 9|
| The others united to throw him out; then they divided the wool.|| 10|