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Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature
BAYARD TAYLOR Selections from the Experiences of the A.C. WILLIAM ALLEN BUTLER. Dobbs His Ferry JOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST. Father Higgins's Preferment JOHN TOWNSEND TROWBRIDGE. Fred Trover's Little Iron-Clad OLIVER BELL BUNCE. Mr. Bluff Discourses on the Country and Kindred Themes CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER. Garden Ethics FRANCES LEE PRATT. Captain Ben's Choice LOUISA MAY ALCOTT. Street Scenes in Washington Selections from Transcendental Wild Oats WILLIAM WIRT HOWE. Conversational Depravity CHARLES FARRAR BROWNE. ("Artemus Ward") The Tower of London Science and Natural History From the "Lecture" FRANK R. STOCKTON. Our Tavern A Piece of Red Calico HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD. Aunt Pen's Funeral SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS. ("Mark Twain") The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County FITZ HUGH LUDLOW. Ben Thirlwall's School-days Selections from a Brace of Boys THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH. A Rivermouth Romance "Bridgeport! Change cars for the Naugatuck Railroad!" shouted the conductor of the New York and Boston Express Train, on the evening of May 27, 1858.... Mr. Johnson, carpet-bag in hand, jumped upon the platform, entered the office, purchased a ticket for Waterbury, and was soon whirling in the Naugatuck train towards his destination. On reaching Waterbury, in the soft spring twilight, Mr. Johnson walked up and down in front of the station, curiously scanning the faces of the assembled crowd. Presently he noticed a gentleman who was performing the same operation upon the faces of the alighting passengers. Throwing himself directly in the way of the latter, the two exchanged a steady gaze. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 15585
Author: Mason, Edward T. (Edward Tuckerman)
Release Date: Apr 8, 2005
Editor: Mason, Edward T. (Edward Tuckerman), 1847-1911
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