By Starling Lawrence
This is often the tale of an not likely love on the sunrise of the electrical age in the United States. In 1914, Toma Pekocevic is a penniless immigrant in ny lately escaped from the bloody politics of the Balkans that has claimed such a lot of his kin. he's additionally a proficient inventor who designs a innovative water turbine whereas operating with Harriet Bigelow, scion of a proud Connecticut iron-making dynasty now fallen on tough occasions. Their charm is quick and overwhelming, yet each situation is opposed to them. Toma's invention is all he has after wasting Harriet to a prosperous flesh presser, yet he's made up our minds to win her again, surroundings the degree for a war of words that may switch not just his lifestyles however the process clinical growth.
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Ah well, I was young then and had all the time in the world. ” He drew a deep breath here and expelled a sigh that sealed the windows again in mist. ” she asked in a very loud voice over the noise of the motor. ” “The painting? Oh, I don’t remember rightly, just colors I think, but colors as you don’t see every day. Well, I tell you what it was, it was like that place we saw with your mother, in Italy. What do you call it? ” “Herculaneum. The baths at Herculaneum,” said Toma. “That’s the very place.
At this moment the streetlamps blazed suddenly, unexpectedly, and to Harriet’s eye, as if by magic. She was familiar with the gentle glow of the gas lamps around the green in Beecher’s Bridge, but how astonishing now was this hissing electric glare that tinged the snowy twilight rose and spat brilliant sparks of carbon, like shooting stars, to the street below. “Thomas, my boy, you must get this gentleman out of New York, or he will drive me mad. ” “Never, sir,” replied Toma in the same half whisper.
Well, now’s your chance. ” “But the cable, sir? Coughlin says the whole wiring system of the cars is defective, or inadequate to the third-rail voltage. ” And in a louder voice now, “Mr. Bigelow, my friend, and Miss Harriet, I’m pleased to say that young Peacock here has agreed to drive your car. And I tell you what, Mr. Bigelow: Peacock’s as handy a lad with any bit of machinery as ever I saw, and he can look at the works up there and see can we smooth out our differences. ” asked Harriet. “Of course he can drive, Miss Harriet.