The So-called Human Race

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Author: Bert Leston Taylor (B.L.T.)
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,491 / 192 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 441
Added to site: 2010.02.01
mnybks.net#: 26529
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Humor

Selections from the author's "Line-o-type" column in the Chicago Tribune. Brief bits of verse and prose.

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We have received a copy of the first issue of The Fabulist, printed in Hingham Centre, Mass., and although we haven't had time to read it, we like one of its ideas. "Contributions," it announces, "must be paid for in advance at space rates."

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The viewpoint of Dr. Jacques Duval (interestingly set forth by Mr. Arliss) is that knowledge is more important than the life of individual members of the so-called human race. But even Duval is a sentimentalist. He believes that knowledge is important.

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Among reasonable requests must be included that of the Hotel Fleming in Petersburg, Ind.: "Gentlemen, please walk light at night. The guests are paying 75 cents to sleep and do not want to be disturbed."

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We have recorded the opinion that the Lum Tum Lumber Co. of Walla Walla, Wash., would make a good college yell; but the Wishkah Boom Co. of Wishkah, Wash., would do even better.

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Some one was commiserating I

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
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(1922) Humor / Satire


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  • Bert Leston Taylor (B.L.T.) was a newspaper columnist for the Chicago Tribune.

  • His column 'A Line-O'-Type or Two consisted of original thought and contributions from readers.

  • The Foreword, by Henry B. Fuller, provides more insight.

  • The articles will make you laugh and think, even though the time and times were a little different from today. But really, only a little different.



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