Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1880. 324p., first edition. *BAL 307. Wright III 54.
"When the workers at Slocum's Marble Yard strike for a twenty-five cent weekly raise, the hero, Richard Shackford, wages a clever, resourceful and determined fight against Torrini and Durgin, the malicious strike leaders. Durgin is revealed as the murderer of Richard's cousin and Richard marries his boss's daughter and becomes a partner in the firm." *Blake 212.