'"I believe that that's the one thing most worth doing in this modern world," he said quietly. "to create jobs that men can work at, and be proud of"' Ruined City
Through a series of mishaps, Henry Warren, a recently divorced City financier, ends up in hospital in a Northern town ruined by the closure of its shipyard. Moved by the fate of the town's inhabitants, Warren risks his fortune and reputation to save the shipyard and restore the town to its former prosperity. In seeking to change the fate of the town, he radically changes his own.
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