Business: Factory Elocutionists

In a factory where cigars are made by hand, the journeyman cigarmaker sits at a smooth bench, a mold board of many grooves close at hand. An apprentice brings up a bundle of tobacco leaves from the cool, dark storage basement. The journeyman, with quick, accurate slashes, cuts a broad leaf on the bias into strips adequate for the cigar wrapper. Then some long filler, a slide of the flattened palm, and the cigar is made. He fastens the loose wrapper end with some glue, places the cigar in a mold groove. Later comes...

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