Baum's review was awesome: This is a disgraceful book, both in what O'Connor has to say and how she has chosen to say it.
O'Connor claims that Illingworth was angry that he didn't get more plugs from Dykstra, or a meeting with Cramer.
O'Connor claims that Dykstra told him he knew the pay-to-plug arrangement was illegal.
"All one needed was a herd of cattle and a few people to watch over them," O'Connor declares.
What's so creepy about O'Connor's telling is her utter lack of commentary.
Were you ever detected in the crime of blushing, in your life, Mrs. O'Connor?
Mrs. O'Connor pointed this out, and I was immediately embarrassed.
Ralph had before starting filled a canteen with brandy and water at the suggestion of Captain O'Connor.
O'Connor hurried to me, but I was already up and ready to mount again.
"You ought to have informed him at once, Mr. O'Connor," the major said, with an attempt at gravity.