There was a heavy sameness about them that made it difficult to report them interestingly, and as a rule they were left to the tender mercies of the "flimsy" men - the Press Associations - and no paper sent a special man unless the case was distinctly out of the usual. Moreover, a hundred and fifty meant a column and a half, and Williams, not being a space man, earned the same money whether he wrote a stickful or a page; so that he felt doubly aggrieved, and walked out into the sunny open spaces opposite Newspaper Row heaving a deep sigh and cursing the boredom of his trade.
Even now he could not enter the gloomy Tombs Prison, or cross the Bridge of Sighs leading from it to the courts, without experiencing a real sensation, for its huge Egyptian columns and massive walls closed round him like death; and the first time he walked down Murderers' Row, and came in view of the cell doors, his throat was dry, and he had almost turned and run out of the building.
Max Hensig is a 1907 mezzobula (longer than a short story, but shorter than a novella) by English author Algernon Blackwood. - AsNotedIn
|1907/11/00||Algernon Blackwood||Author||"Max Hensig - Bacteriologist and Murderer" is published.|
|Particulars for Max Hensig (book):|
|Addictive Stimulant||Cocaine||powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America|
|Narrative Arts||Fiction||prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people|
|Area of Significance||Journalism|
|Narrative Arts||Mezzobula||medium form fiction narrative that is longer than a short story, but shorter than a novel|
|Narrative Arts||Narrative||an account of connected events|
|Toxin||Poison||a substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed|
|Narrative Arts||Prose||ordinary written language|
|Former jail in Lower Manhattan, NYC||The Tombs Prison|