The Iron Heel
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The Iron Heel

By Jack London
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The soft summer wind stirs the redwoods, and Wild-Water ripples sweet cadences over its mossy stones. There are butterflies in the sunshine, and from everywhere arises the drowsy hum of bees. It is so quiet and peaceful, and I sit here, and ponder, and am restless. It is the quiet that makes me restless. It seems unreal. All the world is quiet, but it is the quiet before the storm. I strain my ears, and all my senses, for some betrayal of that impending storm. Oh, that it may not be premature! That it may not be premature!* * The Second Revolt was largely the work of Ernest Everhard, though he cooperated, of course, with the European leaders. The capture and secret execution of Everhard was the great event of the spring of 1932 A.D. Yet so thoroughly had he prepared for the revolt, that his fellow-conspirators were able, with little confusion or delay, to carry out his plans. It was after Everhard's execution that his wife went to Wake Robin Lodge, a small bungalow in the Sonoma Hills of California.

Table of Contents
  • THE IRON HEEL
  • THE IRON HEEL
    • FOREWORD
  • THE IRON HEEL
    • CHAPTER I
      • MY EAGLE
    • CHAPTER II
      • CHALLENGES.
    • CHAPTER III
      • JACKSON'S ARM.
    • CHAPTER IV
      • SLAVES OF THE MACHINE
    • CHAPTER V
      • THE PHILOMATHS
    • CHAPTER VI
      • ADUMBRATIONS
    • CHAPTER VII
      • THE BISHOP'S VISION
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • THE MACHINE BREAKERS
    • CHAPTER IX
      • THE MATHEMATICS OF A DREAM
    • CHAPTER X
      • THE VORTEX
    • CHAPTER XI
      • THE GREAT ADVENTURE
    • CHAPTER XII
      • THE BISHOP
    • CHAPTER XIII
      • THE GENERAL STRIKE
    • CHAPTER XIV
      • THE BEGINNING OF THE END
    • CHAPTER XV
      • LAST DAYS
    • CHAPTER XVI
      • THE END
    • CHAPTER XVII
      • THE SCARLET LIVERY
    • CHAPTER XVIII
      • IN THE SHADOW OF SONOMA
    • CHAPTER XIX
      • TRANSFORMATION
    • CHAPTER XX
      • A LOST OLIGARCH
    • CHAPTER XXI
      • THE ROARING ABYSMAL BEAST
    • CHAPTER XXII
      • THE CHICAGO COMMUNE
    • CHAPTER XXIII
      • THE PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS
    • CHAPTER XXIV
      • NIGHTMARE
    • CHAPTER XXV
      • THE TERRORISTS
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