God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad, and the vampire, he
had some awful substance left with which he made a scab.
A scab is a two-legged animal with a corkscrew soul, a water brain,
a combination backbone of jelly and glue.
others have hearts, he carries a tumor of rotten principles.
When a scab comes down the street, men turn their backs and angels
weep in heaven, and the devil shuts the gates of hell to keep him
No man (or woman) has a right to scab so long as there is a pool
of water to drown his carcass in, or a rope long enough to hang
his body with.
was a gentleman compared with a scab. For
betraying his master, he had character enough to hang himself. A
scab has not.
Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage.
Judas sold his Savior for thirty pieces of silver.
Benedict Arnold sold his country for a promise of a commision in
the british army.
The scab sells
his birthright, country, his wife, his children and his fellowmen
for an unfulfilled promise from his employer.
Esau was a traitor to himself; Judas was a traitor to his God; Benedict
Arnold was a traitor to his country.
A scab is a
traitor to his God, his country, his family and his class.
Author --- Jack London (1876-1916)
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