This Giddy Globe

Author: Oliver Herford
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,514 / 45 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.5
LoC Categories: G, PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 356
Added to site: 2008.07.14
mnybks.net#: 21513
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Humor, Audiobook
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em>And mingle all the charms of each.

Why, then, in this up-to-date Geography Book, should we depict the Giddy Globe in an obsolete hoop skirt of imaginary Zones?

In striving to answer the question, we have hit upon a pleasing compromise.

[Illustration: (A, E, C, D markers)]

At least it is up-to-date.

A. and E. are the two extremities of the Giddy Globe, which are quite bare.

They correspond to the Frigid Zones.

C. is the Corset, which being hot and uncomfortable corresponds to the Torrid.

D. is--that is to say are----*

* Pardon us for interrupting--but we thought this was to be a geography book. The Reader.

CHAPTER VIII

THE AGE OF THE GLOBE

[Illustration: THE NEW WORLD / THE OLD WORLD]

Some people are sensitive about their ages. The Giddy Globe has never told us hers.

Rude men of science, after careful examination, declare she can't b

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2013.10.10
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Hilarious representation of the earth and its inhabitants with some very novel comparisons. Likening the planet to an apartment are among the best bits. Unfortunately after the first 20 pages the descriptions of countries to round up the book look hurried. Too short but worth a read.


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