Cosmopolitan Volume 40

Cosmopolitan Volume 40

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...or all their kin near and far, and I can't stop them. But this dam was built for industrial purposes, and I'm not going to allow it to be used for homicidal experiments on grandmas.' "T think you are real mean, ' answered Grandma Pevey, as Charley lifted her out of the barrel and shook her free from the newspapers. "So grandma started off home, Charley rolling the barrel after her and turning over in his mind how on earth he was ever going to contrive to keep her from trying the falls. Grandma had a good cry when she got back in her own rocking-chair, but she was firmer than ever in her resolve to go to Niagara. "Grandma's resolution proving still unshaken, Charley was at his wits' end to know just what to do. At last he sent again for Doctor Bonum and told him that certainly the recent marvelous advances in medical science and particularly in therapeutics must have resulted in the discovery of some kind of a porous plaster or pharmaceutical preparation or something that would successfully counteract a maddening thirst for going over Niagara Falls. But Doctor Bonum assured Charley that if any inventor had got up such a thing he had so far kept it perfectly quiet. "Finally Dr. Bonum, after turning the subject over in his mind, said the only thing he could think of to do would be to send up to the city for Prof. Lemuel Gudger of the Eclectic Medical College, who had some fame as a specialist in dealing effectively with unaccountable yearnings. "Did you know Gudger? He was just slick. Professor at the college and some kind of a horse doctor; and they did say he had gifts at second-sight and as a snake charmer, besides doing conjuring sometimes. "When he came down to Lost Hope and saw grandma, Charley introduced...show more

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  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 621g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236817966
  • 9781236817969