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The Wit and Humor of America, Volume III

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,728 / 137 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 99.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 930
Added to site: 2006.07.02
mnybks.net#: 13864

Edited by Marshall Pinckney Wilder

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ood advice he could, I went back to Aunt Sally's ag'in, and got some breakfast; and then I walked all over the town, to see what chance I could find to sell my axe-handles and things and to get into business.

After I had walked about three or four hours, I come along towards the upper end of the town, where I found there were stores and shops of all sorts and sizes. And I met a feller, and says I,--

"What place is this?"

"Why, this," says he, "is Huckler's Row."

"What!" says I, "are these the stores where the traders in Huckler's Row keep?"

And says he, "Yes."

"Well, then," says I to myself, "I have a pesky good mind to go in and have a try with one of these chaps, and see if they can twist my eye-teeth out. If they can get the best end of a bargain out of me, they can do what there ain't a man in our place can do; and I should just like to know what sort of stuff these 'ere Portland chaps are made of." So I goes into the best-looking store among 'em. And I see some b

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