Cupid's Middleman

Author: Edward B. Lent
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,739 / 200 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 920
Added to site: 2010.03.09
mnybks.net#: 26928
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Romance, Humor
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Humorous story recounting the things that happened when the Middleman wrote his chum's love letters. There is a peppery father-in-law-elect, who is bound to identify his daughter's lover as a notorious thief and murderer, and involves the young people and their Middleman in all manner of complications before the tangle is straightened out.

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sses though, by a direct appeal, I did not think I could do much to brag about down here, for they don't understand more than half you say to them in English and their suspicion sours the half they take in before they make any use of it. This would have made it extra hard for me, because advice was all I had to use in saving the country. Up in the United States Senate I used to think I might do something, but it was such a long way up from where I stood. They have been taking tremendous fees up there for their own advice, generally given to other members of their distinguished body or to members of their own State legislatures, as to how to vote wisely on this or that piece of law ordered by their clients. Therefore, it seemed to me it would be only reasonable for them to take my advice, as they might be able to turn it over at a good figure a little later on when the custom-made law business picked up again. Just now I don't suppose they could do much with it, for most of those old codgers are as glum as a f

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2013.05.01
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I only got into about 30 pages of this book and had to give it up. The story kept going off on short tangents that had nothing to do with the plot and were to be funny, but were not humorous at all, so the book dragged on and on. It appears to be a mystery story involving accusations by a girl’s father against an undesirable son-in-law to be, who is a friend of the story teller. Skimming through the rest of book, it appears the story teller unravels the mystery and turns it into an advantage for his friend. It might have been a good short story if the author had left out his failed attempts to be lighthearted and humorous.


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