Monday, November 16, 2009

"The Scoop." James T. Farrell.

One-minute review: A newspaper circulation enforcer bullies the young boys who are selling his newspapers. He cheats them of their rightful money. When one youngster talks back and takes a pen knife to defend himself, Dennis, the enforcer, pulls a razor and slashes his throat from ear to ear. No one has seen him committing the murder and the story becomes a headline in a newspaper campaign to urge the police to enforce the law and prevent murders like this one.

75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World’s Literature. Ed. Roger B. Goodman. New York: Bantam Books. 1961.

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