Harper's; (1908) Volume 117

Harper's; (1908) Volume 117

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...time. Eleanor looked up tearfully. " Did you bring me all the way to the city just to hear that thing that's been coming up through the register for the last six months?" Important HERE was an amusing incident in con nection with a. wedding in Philadelphia in June last. About seven o'clock in the morning of the wedding-day a messenger rang the bell at the home of the bride-elect and handed out a special-deliw cry letter. This was addressed to the best man. a. Bostonian, who had come to second his best friend in the ceremony, and was, with several others, the guest of the bride.'s parents. The best man was still fast asleep; but he was promptly awakened on the supposition that the special-delivery missive must contain something of importance. And it did. On opening the envelope, the recipient was astonished to find a sheet of letterpaper with a. large needle, of the sort men always choose when emergency compels them to sew, thrust through it, and a foot of black thread doubled and trailing in a loose tangle down the page. On the letter-paper was this hastily scribbled note: " Dear Brothcr, --Mother remembered that there was a button ofl' your (ll'GSS cont. It is in your waistcoat right-hand pocket. Sew it on." Later four bridesmaids gleefully assisted in making the repairs, and this telegram was sent to mother: " Don't worry. Button sewed on." explained that the expression meant a certainty, money paid not for odd jobs, but for steady employment: in other words. a compensation at slated intervals on which one could absolutely rely. Upon the conclusion of counsels reniarks, the darky's face brightened. "I think I has a fixed income. sah." said he. "And what is this...show more

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  • Paperback | 518 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 916g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847547
  • 9781236847546