Table of Contents: A Dialogue Between Eugene Field and Hamlin Garland. Recorded by Hamlin Garland, The Shadow Boatswain. By Bliss Carman, The Slapping Sal. By Conan Doyle, "Human Documents", Some Professional Adventures of Karl Hagenbeck. By Raymond Blathwayt, The Story I Heard on the Cars. By Mrs. E. V. Wilson, Mrs. Gladstone and Her Good Works. By Mary G. Burnett, A Boys' Republic. By Alfred Balch, The Happy Life. By Sir Henry Wotton, Edwin Booth. On and Off the Stage. By Adam Badeau, Burglars Three. By James Harvey Smith., Stranger Than Fiction. By Dr. William Wright.
was terrific hard work, but I wouldn't give a good deal for those two years."
"Have you ever drawn upon them for material?" asked Garland with a novelist's perception of their possibilities.
"No, but I may some time. Things have to get pretty misty before I can use 'em. I'm not like you fellows," he said, referring to the realists. "I got thirty dollars a week; wasn't that princely?"
"Nothing else, but you earned it, no doubt."
"Earned it? Why, Great Scott! I did the whole business except turning the handle of the press.
"Well, in 1877 I was called back to the 'Journal' in St. Louis, as editorial writer of paragraphs. That was the beginning of my own line of work."
"When did you do your first work in verse?" asked Garland.
The tall man brought his feet down to the floor with a bang and thrust his hand out toward his friend. "There! I'm glad you said verse. For heaven's sake don't ever say I call my stuff poetry. I never do. I don't pass judgm