The Flying Inn

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Author: G.K. Chesterton
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,626 / 246 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.3
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 3,266
Added to site: 2006.03.23
mnybks.net#: 13102
Origin: www.archive.org
More Info: en.wikipedia.org
Genres: Humor, Satire, Audiobook

Extravagant, satirical, amusing to those who can read in the spirit in which it is written, and these will be fewer than the readers who enjoyed Manalive. The characters are caricatures who so approach possible types that they are convincing in their very impossibility. They are the means of attacking most of the foibles of the day.

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washed on Pebblewick, but strong blue where it broke on the Ionian Isles. One of the innumerable islets, hardly more than a flat white rock in the azure expanse, was celebrated as the Isle of Olives; not because it was rich in such vegetation, but because, by some freak of soil or climate, two or three little olives grew there to an unparalleled height. Even in the full heat of the South it is very unusual for an olive tree to grow any taller than a small pear tree; but the three olives that stood up as signals on this sterile place might well be mistaken, except for the shape, for moderate sized pines or larches of the north. It was also connected with some ancient Greek legend about Pallas the patroness of the olive; for all that sea was alive with the first fairyland of Hellas; and from the platform of marble under the olive trees could be seen the grey outline of Ithaca.

On the island and under the trees was a table set in the open air and covered with papers and inkstands. At the table were sittin

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