Colby Stories by Herbert Carlyle LibbyColby Stories by Herbert Carlyle Libby

Colby Stories

byHerbert Carlyle Libby

Paperback | January 30, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... THE BROKEN ENGAGEMENT Ben Butler lay back in his easy chair and watched the cloud of blue smoke circle up to the ceiling. He was thinking, and thinking seriously. "Oh, mighty!" he exclaimed aloud, "what a fool a cultivated fool is! Yes, come in." A hard knock sounded on his door. At the summons from within, a round-faced, happy-go-lucky fellow, twenty years of age or upwards, kicked open the door and swaggered in. "Well,--" he looked over at Ben who stood gazing out the window, apparently unmindful that he had summoned in a "chum in North." "Well, I say, why do n't you say how d'ye do to a gentleman?" "Just show me one," retorted Ben, then continued, " sit down, man, sit down. Jim tell you to happen around?" "Sure," rejoined Jordan, surveying the room and its occupant critically. "Now what the old boy is up? In the toils again, eh?" "Now I'll tell you," began Ben, "I'm in about the worst fix a man can be in and still continue to keep his identity. Now that I'm in I want to get out. That's all natural enough, isn't it? Well, to come to the point; in order to get out we've got to have another blowout. My whole life depends upon it." "A blowout!" exclaimed Jordan in amazement. "Yes, I think my life would flfc-pend upon it also. Why, are you crazy, man? Didn't we have one last week? Didn't I blow out the last cent I had? Did n't we both agree not to have another until the end of this term?" "El Jordan, remember this, we're to have a time to-morrow night in this room, at half-past seven; you are to be here, likewise Mark and Jim and John." The unconquerable Ben brought his fist hard down upon the little square table before him. "But," he continued after a pause, "it isn't going to be a real jovial feast, only just fixed up for the occasion, you know." "I can s...
Title:Colby StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217824951

ISBN - 13:9780217824958