Friday, August 01, 2014

Tramps, Workmates and Revolutionaries edited by H. Gustav Klaus (Journeyman Press 1993)

The military had taken control of the tiny station, but he hung about aimlessly, thinking to be of service to the indifferent officers. As the day waned parties of troops filed out of the village, 'pickets' the officers called them. They would be on the watch, he thought for  . . . for federals, bands of fellows like Nat Sayer, Jimmy Algood, Geoffry Field and young Chris Wrigley, and others who had gone from Wickworth. It wasn't pleasant to think of their being shot down by these crisp soldiers. Somehow they seemed too much alike, the troops and the rebel villagers. But it was no business of his, Ben Thatcher's; he was a loyal subject - never got himself mixed up with politics.
(from 'Sabotage' by H. R. Barbor)

1 comment:

Darren said...

Page 154

The biographical blurb for Barbor from the book is as follows:
H.R. Barbor (1893-1933)

Herbert Reginald Barbor was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk. His life-long interest was the theatre. At one time he was the drama critic of A. R.. Orage's The New Age. From 1919 to 1923 he edited The Actor, the official organ of the Actors' Association, of which he was a fierce proponent. His publications include a novel. Against the Red Sky (1922), a play, Jezebel (1924), and a pamphlet, The Theatre: an Art and an Industry (1924).

Criticism: H. Gustav Klaus ed., The Socialist Novel in Britain (Brighton, 1982), pp. 97-100