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The American Soapbox is a humorous commentary on American society and culture. The first non-fiction work by horror/suspense novelist Billie Dean Shoemate III, this is a no-holds-barred, all-gloves-off take on American life. Brutally honest, hilariously open and even touching at times, The American Soapbox is not a book for the narrow-minded. This isn't literature. This isn't art. This is personal.
"My son," spoke a gentle voice from behind the low, moss-grown wall, "we must not mourn and weep for those taken from us, as if we had no hope." Face downwards upon the newly-made mound of earth lay a youth of some fifteen or sixteen summers. His slight frame was convulsed by the paroxysm of his grief; from time to time a strangled sob broke from his lips. The kindly-faced monk from the Priory hard by had been watching him for some time before he thus addressed him. Probably he now saw that the violence of the outburst was spent.
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