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The Consul

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作者:Davis、RichardHarding等        

出版时间:2019-09-18        格式:[mobi] [azw3] [epub] [txt] [pdf]         

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  For over forty years, in one part of the world or another, old man Marshall had, served his country as a United States consul. He had been appointed by Lincoln.For a quarter of a century that fact was his distinction.It was now his epitaph.But in former years, as each new administration succeeded the old, it had again and again saved his official head.When victorious and voracious place-hunters, searching the map of the world for spoils, dug out his hiding-place and demanded his consular sign as a reward for a younger and more aggressive party worker, the ghost of the dead President protected him.In the State Department, Marshall had become a tradition."You can't touch Him!"the State Department would say;"why, HE was appointed by Lincoln!"Secretly, for this weapon against the hungry headhunters, the department was infinitely grateful.Old man Marshall was a consul after its own heart.Like a soldier, he was obedient, disciplined;wherever he was sent, there, without question, he would go.Never against exile, against ill-health, against climate did he make complaint.Nor when he was moved on and down to make way for some ne'er-do-well with influence, with a brother-in-law in the Senate, with a cousin owning a newspaper, with rich relatives who desired him to drink himself to death at the expense of the government rather than at their own, did old man Marshall point to his record as a claim for more just treatment.

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