The Four-Masted Cat-Boat, and Other Truthful Tales by Charles Battell Loomis

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Author Loomis, Charles Battell, 1861-1911
Illustrator Shinn, Florence Scovel, 1871-1940
Title The Four-Masted Cat-Boat, and Other Truthful Tales
Contents The four-masted cat-boat -- The poor was mad -- A peculiar industry -- Griggs's mind -- The signals of Griggs -- À la Sherlock Holmes -- My Spanish parrot -- "To meet Mr. Cavendish" -- Instinct supplied to hens -- A spring idyl -- An inverted spring idyl -- At the Chestnuts' dinner -- The Rough Words Society -- A new use for horses -- A calculating bore -- An urban game -- "De gustibus" -- "Buffum's bustless buffers" -- "The father of Santa Claus" -- The dialect store -- "From the French" -- On the value of dogmatic utterance -- The sad case of Deacon Perkins -- The missing-word bore -- The confessions of a critic -- How 'Rasmus paid the mortgage -- 'Midst armed foes -- At the sign of the cygnet -- A Scotch sketch -- Ephrata Symonds's double life -- A stranger to luck -- Cupid on runners -- My truthful burglar -- The man without a watch -- The wreck of the "Catapult" -- The bull, the girl, and the red shawl -- Concerning dish-washing -- A perennial fever -- "Amicus redivivus" -- The proper care of flies.
Credits Produced by D A Alexander, John Campbell and the Online
Distributed Proofreading Team at (This
file was produced from images generously made available
by The Internet Archive)
Language English
LoC Class PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature
Subject Humorous stories, American
Subject Short stories, American
Subject American fiction -- 19th century
Subject Manners and customs -- Fiction
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EBook-No. 63863
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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