The Romance of an Old Fool

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,111 / 74 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.1
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 419
Added to site: 2007.02.25
mnybks.net#: 16126
Origin: gutenberg.org

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

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Romance of an Old Fool by Roswell Martin Field - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for The Romance of an Old Fool by Roswell Martin Field - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Romance of an Old Fool by Roswell Martin Field - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Romance of an Old Fool by Roswell Martin Field - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Romance of an Old Fool by Roswell Martin Field - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for The Romance of an Old Fool by Roswell Martin Field - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Fearsome
by S.A. Wolfe
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
Emma
by Jane Austen
'Tween Snow and Fire
by Bertram Mitford
All For Love
by John Dryden
Persuasion
by Jane Austen
A Poor Wise Man
by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontė
Desert Love
by Joan Conquest
A Woman Named Smith
by Marie Conway Oemler

See more popular titles from this genre.