The mystery of the hated man and then some

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byJames Montgomery Flagg

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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.1916 Excerpt: ... THE man who built the first hotel had been visiting friends in the country. Oh, is that so? Well, what of it? Nothing--only that the next time he felt like going away from home and got an invitation to spend the week-end with some friends in the country, he went to the hotel. The difference between the city and the country is that in the country there is nowhere to go. The most fascinating part of the timetable is the page with the return-trains on it. It is real literature in that it stirs the emotions. Polly and Paul Punctual were facing a week-end with their friends, the Tickers, on the old family estate, Ticker Acres, where six generations of Tickers had spent no time at all. Paul and his wife discussed for hours the question of suit cases--whether to take two, or one between them. There was much to be said in favour of each: two would hold more, comfortably; one would be less to look after. But Polly, in the light of other trips, felt that if they doubled up and used but one case Paul would surely kick at everything she started to put in, saying, "Oh, don't take that; you don't really need three waists--and all those darned bottles!" They finally decided to take two cases. They were to meet Ned Ticker at the Grand Central to catch the five-thirteen. Paul congratulated himself that he was inoculated against catching five-thirteens as a habit. The Tickers had hounded them so about coming to visit them that he and his Polly gave in. As Paul said, the Tickers had been so nice to them they ought to go. People who live outside of New York have a selfish way of wanting to drag their friends out to their awful "Manors" or "Hursts" or "Hills," to help them exist over the dreadful Sundays they have let themselves in for by building out of town. It isn't as if th...

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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.1916 Excerpt: ... THE man who built the first hotel had been visiting friends in the country. Oh, is that so? Well, what of it? Nothing--only that...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217122191

ISBN - 13:9780217122191

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