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The Making of Bobby Burnit

Being a Record of the Adventures of a Live American Young Man

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Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,314 / 268 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 910
Added to site: 2008.08.30
mnybks.net#: 21918
Origin: gutenberg.org

The Making of Bobby Burnit is instantly tempting even to the most fastidious appetite and thoroughly digestible by the most capricious fancy. It possesses great charm and fine powers of entertainment, and is cleverly and delightfully written. It furnishes superlatively pleasurable summer reading.

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urally a bit conservative."

"Mr. Applerod and myself have never agreed upon that point," wheezed Johnson sharply. "For my part I considered your father--well, scarcely reckless, but, say, sufficiently daring! Daring is about the word."

Bobby grinned cheerfully.

"He let the business go rather by its own weight, didn't he?"

Both gentlemen shook their heads, instantly and most emphatically.

"He certainly must have," insisted Bobby. "As I recollect it, he only worked up here, of late years, from about eleven fifty-five to twelve every other Thursday."

"Oftener than that," solemnly corrected the literal Mr. Johnson. "He was here from eleven until twelve-thirty every day."

"What did he do?"

It was Applerod who, with keen appreciation, hastened to advise him upon this point.

"Said 'yes' twice and 'no' twelve times. Then, at the very last minute, when we thought that he was through, he usually landed on a proposition that hadn't been put up to him at all,

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