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The Silly Syclopedia

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Author: Noah Lott
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,499 / 59 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.9
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 374
Added to site: 2005.05.01
mnybks.net#: 10254
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Humor, Audiobook
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t trip to Europe.

Two weeks later he was on his way home to his beloved land on the good ship "Kaiser Wilhelm, the Grocer."

The Stars and Stripes seemed to wave a welcome to him as he approached the hospitable shores of Fire Island.

"It is good, so good to breathe once more the air of Liberty!" said the Secretary, and ten minutes later the "Kaiser Wilhelm, the Grocer" was at her dock.

"Ah! how happy I am to be once more where Freedom reigns!" said the Secretary as he walked proudly down the gangway plank.

"Wait!"

The speaker was a short-set man with a thick face and a wide voice.

The Secretary paled his cheeks.

"Who are you?"

"I am an American citizen; leave me pass!" exclaimed the Secretary.

"So am I," said the man with a thick face; "and nothing passes me. You have been to Europe, have you not?"

"Do you think I used the 'Kaiser Wilhelm the Grocer' to come from Staten Island?" asked the Secretary.

The man laughed, loosely.

"Swear!" he said.

"At you?" inquired the Sec

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2014.01.23
Henry L. Ratliff
*****

(1905) Humor (Silly definitions)


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  • Really more of adoubtful dictionary than a silly encyclopedia.

  • All entries absolutely absurd and very humorous.

  • Find out how much defining power the funny bone has over the brain.

  • Sample:
    o APPLAUSE. The fuss which we think the world ought to make over us for doing our duty.
    o AUTOMOBILE. A horseless idea which makes people go fast and the money go faster. A tide in the affairs of man which, taken between the shoulder blades and the curbstone, leads on to the hospital.

  • Mr. Know-a Lot (Noah Lott), declares that he is the ex-relative of Noah Webster. If he ever was his relative, this book would have certainly sealed that fate.



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