Roads going south

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byRobert Luther Duffus

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X JOEY DE VEEVER GOD bless you, my boy," Sam Allen would say, lying back on the cushions, with his pipe in his mouth and blowing long series of little and big rings with astonishing accuracy. "I didn't come to college to study." As Allen was twenty and Joe only eighteen the former was entitled to put on the airs of extreme maturity. Joe envied him the way he talked, the way he smoked, and the way he had of making himself agreeable at dances and parties. "I came to college," Sam would go on, "to get experience. It's experience that's going to count later on, and not what you've got out of books. Not that books aren't all right in their places. I know too much to flunk and get kicked out. I want the degree, all right, and my dad wouldn't give me the little he does if he didn't think I was going to get one. He puts a lot of weight on the A.B. Samuel Allen, A.B. It sounds fine to him. He thinks I'll put it on my visiting cards when I go into the hides and tallow business. Samuel Allen, A.B., Dealer in Fine Hides and Tallows. Hair Oil, Axle Grease and Glue Our Specialties. Nothing like an acquaintance with English literature, my father thinks, to make the tallow business go. But that isn't my theory. I want experience. "If you want experience you can't be Puritanical. My father would drop dead if he saw me going into a saloon. He would as soon drink a glass of carbolic acid as a glass of beer. But I've got beyond that. What was good for his generation isn't good for mine. I have to make my own morals and they're different from his. What do I think about beer? Beer is an experience, like going to church or going in swimming or falling in love. My father would feel disgraced if he got drunk, but I wouldn't feel any more disgraced than if I fell downstairs...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X JOEY DE VEEVER GOD bless you, my boy," Sam Allen would say, lying back on the cushions, with his pipe in his mouth an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217868347

ISBN - 13:9780217868341

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