The Make-Believe Man

Language: English
Wordcount: 10,968 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.7
LoC Category: PS
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Genre: Short Story
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gain, the Outlook has no garage, nor are dogs allowed in the bedrooms."

As Kinney could not play lawn tennis, and as neither of us owned an automobile or a dog, or twenty-four dollars, these details to me seemed superfluous, but there was no health in pointing that out to Kinney. Because, as he himself says, he has so vivid an imagination that what he lacks he can "make believe" he has, and the pleasure of possession is his.

Kinney gives a great deal of thought to his clothes, and the question of what he should wear on his vacation was upon his mind. When I said I thought it was nothing to worry about, he snorted indignantly. "YOU wouldn't!" he said. "If I'D been brought up in a catboat, and had a tan like a red Indian, and hair like a Broadway blonde, I wouldn't worry either. Mrs. Shaw says you look exactly like a British peer in disguise." I had never seen a British peer, with or without his disguise, and I admit I was interested.

"Why are the girls in this house," demanded Kinney, "always run

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2013.08.25
Henry L. Ratliff
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Humor / Romance / Short story


Plot bullets


  • Sometimes you are only as notable as your friends would make you.

  • One young man is plagued by a friend that has a very vivid imagination and a knack for hasty action.

  • Put these two men on a steamer ship with a beautiful Irish girl and you have the start of a story.

  • Put her brother and his equally hasty and imaginative friend on board and you have the middle of the story.

  • Add some fog and a collision and you have the start of the end of the story.



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