By Dr. Ben L. Reitman
As because of the her restlessness and interest, she grew to become, in fifteen years of wandering, a hobo, treveling from one finish of the rustic to the opposite in box-cars, “decking” passenger trains, and hitchhiking; member of a gang of shoplifters, touring because the mistress of 1 of the boys; a prostitute operating in a Chicago brothel; the mummy of a kid of an unknown father; and a examine employee for a brand new York social provider bureau.
Sister of the Road is Bertha’s personal tale of these fifteen years and the list of her conclusions approximately them. proficient with a obviously prepared intelligence, fearless of effects to herself, keen and wanting to do and be every little thing which different contributors of her team did and have been, her tale is a mine of little-known info and a succession of relocating human tales approximately that huge and transforming into military of homeless, jobless, wandering girls who reside by way of begging, stealing, dishonest, prostituting themselves, and sometimes operating at valid jobs.
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