Daily Writing Prompt (03/30/2017): The Jungle (207 Words)

Today’s writing prompt comes from Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. I wrote my completed excerpt with a Pilot G-2 extra-fine gel pen. The prompt is a total of 207 words.

Yet, when they saw the home of the Widow Jukniene they could not but
recoil, even so, in all their journey they had seen nothing so bad as
this. Poni Aniele had a four-room flat in one of that wilderness of
two-story frame tenements that lie “back of the yards.” There were four
such flats in each building, and each of the four was a “boardinghouse”
for the occupancy of foreigners–Lithuanians, Poles, Slovaks, or
Bohemians. Some of these places were kept by private persons, some were
cooperative. There would be an average of half a dozen boarders to each
room–sometimes there were thirteen or fourteen to one room, fifty
or sixty to a flat. Each one of the occupants furnished his own
accommodations–that is, a mattress and some bedding. The mattresses
would be spread upon the floor in rows–and there would be nothing else
in the place except a stove. It was by no means unusual for two men
to own the same mattress in common, one working by day and using it by
night, and the other working at night and using it in the daytime. Very
frequently a lodging house keeper would rent the same beds to double
shifts of men.

Pilot G-2 Extra Fine Gel Pen
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, written with a Pilot G-2 Extra Fine Gel Pen
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