Mr. Hawkins' Humorous Adventures

Mr. Hawkins' Humorous Adventures

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Hawkins is part inventor and part idiot. Hawkins has money, which generally mitigates idiocy; but in his case it also allows free rein to his inventive genius, and that is a bad thing. When I decided to build a nice, quiet summer home in the Berkshires, I paid for the ground before discovering that the next villa belonged to Hawkins. Had I known then what I know now, my country-seat would be located somewhere in central Illinois or western Oregon; but at that time my knowledge of Hawkins extended no farther than the facts that he resided a few doors below me in New York, and that we exchanged a kindly smile every morning on the L. One day last August, having mastered the mechanism of our little steam runabout, my wife ventured out alone, to call upon Mrs. Hawkins. I am not a worrying man, but automobile repairs are expensive, and when she had been gone an hour or so I strolled toward our neighbors.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.57mm | 167.83g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150864814X
  • 9781508648147