The Affable Stranger

The Affable Stranger

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"One day a group of Americans talked for publication without being aware of the fact. The democratic sociability of an observation car made it possible for me to get expressions of opinion on many sub-jects without the caution and frequent insincerity of formal inter-views. No one knew the name or occupation of any of his fellow-passengers, and the conversation had "a charter large as the wind." For twelve hours, while making the trip from Montreal to Boston, the conversation ebbed and flowed over many fields of human interest, and by interjecting a remark here and there it was possible to turn the talk in any direction. Having a definite purpose in view and plenty of time at my disposal, I managed to get some spontaneous expressions of opinion along the particular line in which I am interested at the moment. Before leaving Toronto I had been assured that I should be much irritated by the egotism of Americans regarding the winning of the war. With this in mind I resolved to take no part in the conversation if the subject came up for discussion, but to listen attentively." - Chapter 1
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 6.6mm | 167.83g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508619336
  • 9781508619338

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