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Flappers and Philosophers

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,598 / 177 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.4
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 5,832
mnybks.net#: 2605
Origin: gutenberg.org

The Offshore Pirate -- The Ice Palace -- Head and Shoulders -- The Cut-Glass Bowl -- Bernice Bobs Her Hair -- Benediction -- Dalyrimple Goes Wrong -- The Four Fists

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s of the crew on board except the engineer, having shown fight, were now reconsidering, strapped securely to their bunks below. Trombone Mose, the biggest negro, was set busy with a can of paint obliterating the name Narcissus from the bow, and substituting the name Hula Hula, and the others congregated aft and became intently involved in a game of craps.

Having given order for a meal to be prepared and served on deck at seven-thirty, Carlyle rejoined Ardita, and, sinking back into his settee, half closed his eyes and fell into a state of profound abstraction.

Ardita scrutinized him carefully--and classed him immedialely as a romantic figure. He gave the effect of towering self-confidence erected on a slight foundation--just under the surface of each of his decisions she discerned a hesitancy that was in decided contrast to the arrogant curl of his lips.

"He's not like me," she thought "There's a difference somewhere." Being a supreme egotist Ardita frequently thought about herself; never

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.06.23
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****.

This book contains 8 short stories. All those stories are pleasant to read and give you a glimpse into th 1910'-1920's. There are a few minor errors and typos in this edition, but nothing major. If you like reading (early 20th century) literature, you will like this book!


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