VII-"From Five Cents a Day to a Waldorf Feast" - Charles. H. Garrett - New York Evening World

VII-"From Five Cents a Day to a Waldorf Feast" - Charles. H. Garrett - New York Evening World

Mr. Garrett Departs from His Cheap Living for a Special Occasion.

by: Charles H. Garrett | publication date: July 25, 1898 | Publication: New York Evening World | pages: 7

" . . . It seemed to me as though my good fortune was coming all at once. Just before entering the hotel I had found out that a poem which I had sold to the Criterion, and for which I was to be paid upon publication, was in the current issue of the magazine.
"I had found, too, that a long-delayed story from my pen is printed this month in Demorest's and between the two I could see that I would have enough money to more than supply my present wants. So there was absolutely nothing to interfere with my appreciating everything to the fullest. I did. . . ."

From his five cent meals to a fifteen-cent feast to a fifteen dollar revel for Charles H. Garrett after months of living in utter penury.

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