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Lady Luck

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Author: Hugh Wiley
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,063 / 133 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 666
Added to site: 2008.08.02 21640

Lady Luck establishes Hugh Wiley as a humorist second to none -- it tells of the pursuit of Lady Luck by the Wildcat and his mascot goat over the trail of adventure that leads them to the Pacific coast, before they finally get a firm clutch of Lady Luck's tail feathers. Milestones of laughter mark the Wildcat's trail.

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The Wildcat glanced about him. He saw several pairs of heavy lips curling in the bow of derision. He counted out a handful of greenbacks. "'At's two hund'ed," he said heavily. "Roll 'em." His neck itched. He sensed the impact of the axe. "How come I crazy?"

The rolling dice halted. The class in addition announced that four and three made seven.

"I mows de lettuce." Honey Tone picked up his winnings. "Shoots a hund'ed."

The Wildcat audited his capital. "Sixty's all I got."

"Shoots sixty."

The Wildcat took a deep breath and held on to it until he read on the clicking cubes the final message of disaster.

"Whuf! 'At's me." Honey Tone looked at his victim, and in the glance of triumph glowed the dull fire of accomplished revenge.

"Dem bones says who is de Konk'rin' Hero. Dey knows."

The Wildcat picked up the dice and looked them over carefully. "Dice, wuz clothes a nickel I'se nekked--an' you done it."

Honey Tone reached for the dice. "H



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