Puck Volume 9-10

Puck Volume 9-10

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...circumstances as Mr. Arthur; the political situation becomes more complicated than ever, and the public demands that the question be discussed in all its bearings. There have been queer rumors in the air concerning the President. Some say that he is little better than a wooden man, and that his stolidity is such that it will be impossible to get him to understand what his duties are. On the other hand, we hear that he is the most vacillating person in existence; that he is swayed by every passing breeze, and does not know his own mind for five minutes together. Then there is a great deal of talk as to the degree of intimacy existing between him and certain prominent personages. He has been seen with his arms round the necks of Grant and Conkling; while others say that it is his practice to cut them when he meets them in the street. The social arrangements in the White House, it is reported, will be of a most humorous and original character. The Executive Mansion will become a "beargarden." President Arthur will distribute his patronage from his imperial throne, and will give an office to everybody who asks for one, together with free lunch and unlimited lager and whiskey. But some of the rumors are more favorable, and on that account may, perhaps, have some foundation in fact. A brilliant aureole is said to surround the President's head; he will be the savior of the country, and he has already acquired the confidence of the American people. But there is one rumor which, as it in terests us vitally, ought scarcely to be placed under that category: It is that President Arthur has an adviser--that adviser is, let us whisper, Puck. If it be true--and there is no reason to doubt it--the country is certainly safe, and President...
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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 649g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968239
  • 9781236968234