Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Romance of an Old Fool

Cover image for


Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,111 / 74 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 444
Added to site: 2007.02.25 16126

A prettier love story than this the most fastidious critic could not desire; and being the offering of a new author the recommending of it is a pleasure. It is an unpretentious little volume, and it might easily escape notice amid the flood of books. The charm of the story lies in the quiet humor which illumines every line of the narrative, in the grace and delicacy of the style.

Show Excerpt

"Yep; Ted's still a-beout. Three days in the week he drives stage coach over to Spicerville, and the rest o' the time he does odd jobs--sort o' tendin' round."

And Sallie Cotton--black-eyed, curly-haired, mischievous little sprite, the agony of the teacher and the love and admiration of the boys! Who climbed trees, rattled to school in the butcher wagon, never knew a lesson, but was always leading lady in the school colloquies, and was surely destined to rise to eminence on the American stage if she did not break her neck tumbling out of old Skinner's walnut tree?

"Oh, Sal; she married the Congregational minister down to Peterfield, and was 'lected president of the Temperance Union and secretary of the Endeavorers. Read a piece down at Fust Church last week on 'Breakin' Away from Old Standards,' illustratin' the alarmin' degen'racy of children nowadays."

And George Hawley, our Achilles, our Samson, our ideal of everything manly and courageous! Strong as an ox and brave as a lion! Our cha



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Michael Maxwell
When Micheal Maxwell isn't travelling the world with his wife, you are most likely to find him somewhere between Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. If you do, and you have a chat with this interesting man, take care - you might just end up in a scene of one of his books! Maxwell loves writing character-driven mysteries about everyday people, books with heart that readers can relate to. In this interview, Maxwell reveals how Diamonds and Cole was inspired by a song, how he created Cole Sage and talks about his writing habits.
Read full interview...