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Coffee and Repartee

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,558 / 61 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,326
Added to site: 2006.04.20 13259
Genre: Humor

ches me consuming, with some difficulty, I admit, the cold pastry we have served up to us on Saturday mornings under the wholly transparent alias of 'Hot Bread.' I may have very bad taste, but, in my humble opinion, the man who talks shop is preferable to the one who suggests it in his eyes. Some more iced potatoes, Mary," he added, calmly.


"Madame," said the Doctor, turning angrily to the landlady, "this is insufferable. You may make out my bill this morning. I shall have to seek a home elsewhere."

"Oh, now, Doctor!" began the landlady, in her most pleading tone.

"Jove!" ejaculated the Idiot. "That's a good idea, Doctor. I think I'll go with you; I'm not altogether satisfied here myself, but to desert so charming a company as we have here had never occurred to me. Together, however, we can go forth, and perhaps find happiness. Shall we put on our hunting togs and chase the fiery, untamed hall-room to the death this morning,

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

The middle-aged denizens of a boarding house engage in a futile battle of wits with the younger lodger at their meals. I didn't want it to end, but fortunately there's a sequel ("The Idiot").



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