The Enchanted Typewriter

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,856 / 77 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,285
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e. Since my first interview with Boswell the taps seemed to speak, and if some one were sitting before it and writing a line the mere differentiation of sounds of the various keys would convey to the mind the ideas conveyed to it by the printed words. So, as I say, my ears were greeted with a clicking "Hello, old man!" followed immediately by the bell.

"You are late," said I, looking at my watch.

"I know it," was the response. "But I can't help it. During the campaign I am kept so infernally busy I hardly know where I am."

"Campaign, eh?" I put in. "Do you have campaigns in Hades?"

"Yes," replied Boswell, "and we are having a--well, to be polite, a regular Gehenna of a time. Things have changed much in Hades latterly. There has been a great growth in the democratic spirit below, and his Majesty is having a deuce of a time running his kingdom. Washington and Cromwell and Caesar have had the nerve to demand a constitution from the venerable Nicholas--"

"From whom?" I queried,

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2013.09.10
Henry L. Ratliff
*****

(1899) Humor / Satire / * Bangsian fantasy.


Plot bullets


  • The author finds and restores a dusty old typewriter.

  • It becomes haunted by a couple of the spirits of those Shades who have passed over the River Sticks.

  • After all, the news must be published, even down there.

  • An added attraction is the fact that the author can converse with the typist. The author by the spoken word and the spirit by the keyboard.



* From Wikipedia: "Bangsian fantasy is a fantasy genre which concerns the use of famous literary or historical individuals and their interactions in the afterlife. It is named for John Kendrick Bangs who often wrote it."


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