The Autobiography of Methuselah

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Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,386 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.6
LoC Category: CT
Audiobook: librivox.org
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Added to site: 2007.03.08
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Having recently passed into what my great-grandson Shem calls my Anecdotage, it has occurred to me that perhaps some of the recollections of a more or less extended existence upon this globular[1] mass of dust and water that we are pleased to call the earth, may prove of interest to posterity, and I have accordingly, at [2]the earnest solicitation of my grandson, Noah, and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japhet, consented to put them into permanent literary form.

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rewith tender in advance for his acceptance any apology which occasion may require.

And so to my story.

GEORGE W. METHUSELAH.

Ararat Corners, B. C. 2348.


THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF METHUSELAH

CHAPTER I

I AM BORN AND NAMED

The date of my birth, occurring as it did, nine hundred and sixty-five years ago, is so far removed from my present that my recollections of it are not altogether clear, but Mrs. Adam, my great-grandmother seven times removed, with whom I was always a great favorite because I looked more like my original ancestor, her husband, than any other of his descendants, has given me many interesting details of that important epoch in my history. Personally I do remember that the date was B. C. 3317, and the twenty-third of June, for the first thing to greet my infant eyes, when I opened them for the first time, was a huge insurance calendar hanging upon our wall whereon the date was printed in l

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Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
2012.01.19
Paul Hatton
*****

Read this after seeing the last review. Not disappointed. Most of the story is mildly humourous and brings several smiles, and now and then brings open laughter. If you are in the mood for a short tale which will brighten your day, give it a go

2012.01.13
kaismic9ja
***..

Funny and gently hilarious.though could get boring if u thought u were reading a twist turner.storyline and plot is plain enough.


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