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A Unique Story of a Marvellous Career

Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum

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Author: Joel Benton
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 130,577 / 384 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.5
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 718
mnybks.net#: 1030
Genres: Biography, Audiobook
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CHAPTER XXVI.

IDLENESS WITHOUT REST. Annoying Persecutions of Creditors--Summer on Long Island--The Black Whale Pays the Board Bill--The Wheeler & Wilson Company Remove to East Bridgeport--Setting Sail for England

CHAPTER XXVII.

A PROSPEROUS EXILE. His Successful Pupil--Making Many Friends in London--Acquaintance with Thackeray--A Comedy of Errors in a German Custom House--Aristocratic Patronage at Fashionable Resorts--Barnum's Impressions of Holland and the Dutch

CHAPTER XXVIII.

HOME AGAIN. A Jolly Voyage--Mock Trial on Shipboard--Barnum on Trial for His Life--Discomfited Witnesses and a Triumphant Prisoner--Fair Weather Friends--The Burning of Iranistan

CHAPTER XXIX.

THE ART OF MONEY GETTING. The Lecture Field--Success--Cambridge--Oxford--An Unique Entertainment--Barnum Equal to the Occasion--Invited to Stay a Week

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