People You Know

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Author: George Ade
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,140 / 84 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 834
Added to site: 2004.11.14 9196

The Periodical Souse, the Never-Again Feeling and the Ride On the Sprinkling Cart.--The Kind of Music That Is Too Good for Household Use.--The One or Two Points of Difference Between Learning and Learning How.--The Night-Watch and the Would-Be Something Awful.--The Attenuated Attorney Who Rang In the Associate Counsel.--What Father Bumped Into at the Culture Factory.--The Search for the Right House and How Mrs. Jump Had Her Annual Attack.--The Batch of Letters, or One Day With a Busy Man.--The Sickly Dream and How It Was Doctored Up.--The Two Old Pals and the Call for Help.--The Regular Kind of a Place and the Usual Way It Turned Out.--The Man Who Had a True Friend to Steer Him Along.--The Young Napoleon Who Went Back to the Store On Monday Morning.--The High Art That Was a Little Too High for the Vulgarian Who Paid the Bills.--The Patient Toiler Who Got It in the Usual Place.--The Summer Vacation That Was Too Good to Last.--How an Humble Beginner Moved from one Pinnacle to Another and Played the Entire Circuit.--The Maneuvers of Joel and the Disappointed Orphan Asylum.--Two Young People, Two Photographers and the Corresponding School of Wooing.--The Married Couple That Went to Housekeeping and Began to Find Out Things.--The Samaritan Who Got Paralysis of the Helping Hand.--The Effort to Convert the Work Horse Into a High-Stepper.--The Self-Made Hezekiah and His Message of Hope to This Year's Crop of Graduates.--The Girl Who Took Notes and Got Wise and Then Fell Down.--What They Had Laid Out for Their Vacation.--The Experimental Couple and the Three Off-Shoots.

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one else would have been ashamed to take it. Then he and some other Buccaneers went down to Wall Street to have fun with several dignified Gentlemen whom Brad described as Them Fly Eastern Mugs. They succeeded in putting the Skids under a number of Persons who did not care to meet them Socially.

When Brad walked around in his Million Dollar Hut he had to step high to avoid stumbling over Bundles of the Long Green; but he never had made any further headway with his Botany.

It happened one Day that Brad was out Moting and he dropped in at the College where his Boyhood Friend was now the Professor of Dipsicology and Plamazzus.

"This is a likely-looking Plant," said Brad, as he sized up the Campus. "I like to encourage these Joints because they help to keep a lot of Young Fellows away from Business Offices. I find that I have here in my Vest-Pocket a measly $50,000 that I have overlooked in changing my Clothes. Give it to the Main Cheese and tell him to have a Laboratory on me."

When t


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Leah A. Zeldes

A tedious series of faux fables, meant to be humorous, about various archetypal characters.

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