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  • The Great Fire Analysis

    Excerpt from The Great Fire by Jim Murphy It was Sunday and an unusually warm evening for October eighth, so Daniel “Peg Leg” Sullivan left his stifling little house in the west side of Chicago and went to visit neighbors. One of his stops was at the shingled cottage of Patrick and Catherine O’Leary. The one-legged Sullivan remembered getting to the O’Learys’ house at around eight o’clock, but left after only a few minutes because the O’Leary family was already in bed. Both Patrick and Catherine had to be up very early in the morning: he to set off for his job as a laborer; she to milk their five cows and then deliver the milk to the neighbors. Sullivan ambled down the stretch of land between the O’ Learys’ and their neighbor, crossed the street, and sat down on the wooden sidewalk in front of Thomas White’s house. After adjusting his wooden leg to make himself comfortable, he leaned back against White’s fence to enjoy the night. The wind coming off the prairie had been strong all day, sometimes gusting wildly, and leaves scuttled along the streets; the sound of laughter and fiddle music drifted through the night. A party was going on at the McLaughlins’ to celebrate the arrival of a relative from Ireland. Another neighbor, Dennis Rogan, dropped by the O’Learys’ at eight-thirty, but he, too, left when he heard the family was in bed. Fifteen minutes later, Sullivan decided to go home. As the driver of a wagon, he would need every ounce of strength come morning. It was while…

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  • O Leary's Cow: The Great Chicago Fire

    You may think that mrs. O'Leary’s cow started the great Chicago fire. You may think it was pegleg Sullivan, but have you ever considered natural causes. Take a moment and think about it— ok that's enough thinking. There was a drought fires started nearly every day. Interested then keep reading for facts about the cause of the Chicago fire. •_• So the reason I think the Chicago fire was started by nature caused ,all the other theories have so many flaws to many. How could a man with a peg leg…

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  • Great Chicago Fire: The Great Chicago Fire

    O'Learys barn. ( legends and theirs) The o learys kid (Jim)m when was only 9 years old. His young age must seem to little to be gambling but that was just added to the story to improve Cohn story. Later Jim was going to be ( big Jim) a un tasked human being. He was a heavy drinker to when he was older and called big Jim. Whenever Luis m Cohn drank he would become a new person and a very bad person. Now that you have heard everything that I had to say, but listen to me hear, you all came for…

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  • Sister Assumpta

    be affected by simple events in their ordinary life.In the Seventies, the fifteen years old troublemaker and leader altar boy Tim Sullivan and his three great friends, Francis Doyle, Wade Scalisi and Joey Anderson, study in a repressive Catholic school, and they hate their nun-teacher Sister Assumpta. Francis has a crush on Margie Flynn, who has a dramatic secret in her life. They like to write a comic book called 'The Atomic Trinity' and all of them have an alter-ego in their superheroes:…

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  • History Of Gangs In California

    “different” from them. Since violence was the way of life for these men they would seek for trouble almost anywhere they’d go, to become a threat and a fear to the enemy. Since they were causing lots of trouble and ruckus within the society, they started to get arrested and they began to get deported back to El Salvador. With many members of the MS being deported back home, the gang started to form up out there as well and from there expanded all throughout El Salvador. The MS took territory in…

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