Queed

A Novel

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 141,851 / 411 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,291
Added to site: 2005.05.18
mnybks.net#: 10362
Origin: gutenberg.org

Unusually interesting novel in which an eccentric self-centered young man entirely absorbed in study is rendered human and attractive by the influence of acquaintances and becomes a power in a southern city.

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ecause a dashing police patrol was close behind, treading on its tail and indignantly clanging it to turn out, which it could not possibly do. To avoid erasing the little citizen, the patrol man had to pull sharply out; and this manoeuvre, as Fate had written it, brought him full upon the great dog Behemoth, who, having slipped across the tracks, stood gravely waiting for the flying wagon to pass. Thus it became a clear case of sauve qui peut, and the devil take the hindermost. There was nothing in the world for Behemoth to do but wildly leap under the hoofs for his life. This he did successfully. But on the other side he met the spectacled citizen full and fair, and down they went together with a thud.

The little man came promptly to a sitting posture and took stock of the wreck. His hat he could not see anywhere, the reason being that he was sitting on it. The paper bag, of course, had burst; some of the apples had rolled to amazing distances, and newsboys, entire strangers to the fallen gen

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