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The Motormaniacs

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Author: Lloyd Osbourne
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,211 / 96 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 375
mnybks.net#: 5390
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, you know.'

"'I suppose I am getting old,' he said, 'and getting stupid--but would you mind explaining to me what you want in words of one syllable?'

"'You wanted to put papa on a good thing,' I said. 'He wouldn't have it, so I thought you might pass it along to me,

"'You seem to have passed it along to yourself,' he remarked, a bit ironically.

"'It's a very small matter to you,' I pleaded, 'but it's a whole Manton to me.'

"'And the shock nearly killed father,' he said, mopping his bishop forehead.

"'I can make papa give me four hundred and fifty dollars for Gee-whizz,' I said; 'and the question is, is that enough?'

"'Enough for what?' he asked.

"'For a Manton, of course,' I said.

"'Would you mind putting it in figures instead of gasoline?' he said, laughing as though he had made an awfully good joke. I laughed, too--just to humor him.

"'Well,' I said, 'with acetylene lamps, top, baskets, extra tires, French tooter, freight, insurance, spare tools and a leather coat--say three

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2011.07.26
CO'Neil
****.

Four charming romances centering about the very early days of the automobile.


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