Fables in Slang

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Author: George Ade
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,644 / 58 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,922
Added to site: 2008.05.04
mnybks.net#: 20748
Origin: gutenberg.org
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d no Children to look after, so she thought she would be Benevolent.

She had scared all the Red Corpuscles out of the 2 by 4 Midget who rotated about her in a Limited Orbit and was known by Courtesy as her Husband. He was Soft for her, and so she got it Mapped out with Herself that she was a Superior Woman.

She knew that when she switched the Current on to herself she Used up about 6,000 Ohms an hour, and the whole Neighborhood had to put on Blinders.

She had read about nine Subscription Books with Cupid and Dove Tail-Pieces and she believed that she could get away with any Topic that was batted up to her and then slam it over to Second in time to head off the Runner.

Her clothes were full of Pin-Holes where she had been hanging Medals on Herself, and she used to go in a Hand-Ball Court every Day and throw up Bouquets, letting them bounce back and hit Her.

[Illustration: THE MIDGET]

Also, She would square off in front of a Camera every Two Weeks, and the Man was Next,

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