MANNERS & MORALS: I Feel Fine

MANNERS & MORALS

August Simolke was never one for dramatics. He was 67, tall, skinny, bald and unassuming. He had been married for 44 years, had fathered 11 children. He worked in a Chicago baby furniture factory, and was a good provider for his worried-looking 62-year-old wife, Jennie. Nevertheless, last summer, August Simolke did quite a dramatic thing—after a quarrel with his foreman, he walked off his job and vanished.

Months went by. Nobody saw August Simolke. But finally last autumn, one of his sons-in-law read that the body of a man was lying unclaimed...

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