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The Genial Idiot

His Views and Reviews

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Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,157 / 111 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 628
Added to site: 2011.07.31
mnybks.net#: 30537
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iot."

"I know, my dear, but you see I knew the Idiot would pay me back, and perhaps--well, only perhaps, my love--you might not have thought of it," explained the school-master, with a slight show of embarrassment.

"The Ideal Husband is ever truthful, too," said the landlady, with a smile as broad as any.

"Well, it's too bad, I think," said the Lawyer, "that a man has to be verging on sixty-three to be an Ideal Husband. I'm only forty-four, and I should hate to think that if I should happen to get married within the next two or three years my wife would have to wait at least fifteen years before she could find me all that I ought to be. Moreover, I have been told that I have black eyes."

"With the unerring precision of a trained legal mind," said the Idiot, "you have unwittingly put your finger on the crux of the whole matter, Mr. Brief. Mrs. Pedagog has been describing her Ideal Husband, and I am delighted to know that what I have always suspected to be the case is in fac

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