Man With Two Left Feet

and Other Stories

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,724 / 202 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.5
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 6,782
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Origin: gutenberg.org
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Bill the Bloodhound -- Extricating Young Gussie -- Wilton's Holiday -- The Mixer (I) -- The Mixer (II) -- Crowned Heads -- At Geisenheimer's -- The Making of Mac's -- One Touch of Nature -- Black for Luck -- The Romance of an Ugly Policeman -- A Sea of Troubles -- The Man with Two Left Feet.

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er. It struck at the root of all things.

'But I do mind,' objected Jelliffe. 'It's most important. A lot of money hangs on it. We've got a sweepstake on in the company, the holder of the winning name to take the entire receipts. Come on. Who is he?'

Henry rose and made for the door. His feelings were too deep for words. Even a minor detective has his professional pride; and the knowledge that his espionage is being made the basis of sweepstakes by his quarry cuts this to the quick.

'Here, don't go! Where are you going?'

'Back to London,' said Henry, bitterly. 'It's a lot of good my staying here now, isn't it?'

'I should say it was--to me. Don't be in a hurry. You're thinking that, now we know all about you, your utility as a sleuth has waned to some extent. Is that it?'

'Well?'

'Well, why worry? What does it matter to you? You don't get paid by results, do you? Your boss said "Trail along." Well, do it, then. I should hate to lose you. I don't suppose you know

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Average Rating of 4.3 from 3 reviews: *****
2012.04.04
Henry L Ratliff
*****

Stories

* Bill the Bloodhound
Your a detective, well, sort of. The term Bill the Bloodhound is not a positive one.
You love a girl, but she won't marry anyone not on the stage.
You get a chance to do some detective work and be near her as her musical show tours.
Can you do your job while you are near the girl you love.

* Extricating Young Gussie
A Bertie and Jeeves story.
Bertie's Aunt sends him to America to stop his cousin from making a fool of himself with a young girl on the stage.
Having become too involved, your Aunt comes over to straighten things out.
Now the trouble really starts.

* Wilton's Holiday
A man invents a tragic love affair to get attention.
He gets attention, but can he get his girl, with a lie.?

* The Mixer: (1. He Meets a Shy Gentleman)
A story from a dogs point of view.
A mongrel and street dog. A real Mixer.
Why is this man teaching you to behave against your instinct.

* The Mixer: (2. He Moves in Society)
A story from a dogs point of view. Continued
You think you have found a really nice home at last.
But, men will mess it up for you again.
Or, maybe luck is on your side this time.

* Crowned Heads
As a young girl, living in New York, you are pleased at the attention of a young man.
Marriage can be yours, if you can work around your grandfathers negative views.
After all, he thinks himself the King Of England and will only have the best for you.

* At Geisenheimers
Your a dime a dance girl at Geisenheimers.
Your partner is a man who thinks himself a good dancer and his wife a bad one.
You decide to teach him a lesson that could mean your job.

* The Making of Mac's
Some of Mac's restaurant workers have other aspirations.
Andy leaves for college.
Katy misses him.
He comes back. What has happened to him?
How does she get back, your Andy?

* One Touch of Nature
Three displaced American baseball fans meet for an exhibition game in London.
Each has his own reason for coming and some have made it an adventure.
One man has his freedom at risk.

* Black for Luck
A black cat.
It may bring luck and it may bring romance.

* The Romance of an Ugly Policeman
Your not a very hansom cop at all.
You do have a heart.
Maybe that will get you what ham some won't.

* A Sea of Troubles
A man decides to commit suicide, due to poor health.
He changes his mind.
Now his life is safe but, maybe not his freedom.
His fate is now in the hands of his secretary.

* The Man with Two Left Feet
You fall in love with a girl who dances for a living.
You can't dance. In fact you have the proverbial two left feet.
What can you do?


Wodehouse is the English O'Henry or O'Henry is the American P.G.Wodehouse.
If you like one, you will like the other.

2011.07.09
Sterling
*****

This book has an old world charm to it that leaves the reader feeling happily wistful . Loved every single second that passed in reading this delightful book !

2008.03.31
mashud
***..

Excellent for all time


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