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Author: Hugh McHugh (George V. Hobart)
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,339 / 39 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 626
Added to site: 2004.07.03
mnybks.net#: 8677
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Humor, Essays

Characteristic sketches by "John Henry" on race tipsters, bridge whist, amateur photography, the "grip," courting, summer resorts and on great men.

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he rear; take the elevator!" said the clerk.

On the fifth floor I went over to a table where a young lady was selling "The Life and Libraries of Andrew Carnegie" at four dollars a month and fifty cents a week, and in three years it is yours if you don't lose the receipts.

She gave me a glad smile and I felt a thrill of encouragement.

"Excuse me," I said, "but I am looking for a birthday present for my wife which will make all the neighbors jealous, and which I can use afterwards as an ash-receiver or a pocket flask."

The young lady cut out the giggles and pointed to the northwest.

I went over there.

To my surprise I found another counter.

A pale young woman was behind it.

I was just about to ask her the fatal question when a young man wearing a ragtime expression on his face rushed up and said to the young lady behind the counter, "I am looking for a suitable present for a young lady friend of mine with golden brown hair. Could you please suggest something?"

The saleslady showed he

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