VI-"New York Life at Five Cents a Day" - Charles H. Garrett - New York Evening World

VI-"New York Life at Five Cents a Day" - Charles H. Garrett - New York Evening World

Not a Cheerful Proposition, as Mr. Garrett's Story Goes on to Show Very Plainly.

by: Charles H. Garrett | publication date: July 23, 1898 | Publication: New York Evening World | pages: 7

"I had gained a foothold with the papers and magazines, too, and was usually in receipt of enough money to assure me of at least my room rent. My income did not run above $2.50 a week, but that was enough to get along on. That sum paid for my room and left me 75 cents for food, tobacco, an occasional shave and such odds and ends of repairing to my shoes and clothing as I could not do. . . ."

Penultimate chapter in Charles H. Garrett's recounting of how he lived in utter penury in New York City.

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