The Saturday Evening Post Volume 182, No. 2

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 182, No. 2

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...forgets when buying articles early in the course of a journey is the existence of the several different foreign frontiers which must be passed if one carries purchases along. The customs examination is not very serious, but is annoying always. If you send your purchases by express directly to America you are obliged to pay the duty. Where is the real saving to you after you have paid that raised price which, as an American, you are expected to pay cheerfully? Another favorite way of getting money away from Americans, and in large sections, is to rent to them " shootings " or " fishings." These are English and Scotch specialties, and there are many firms in London that make it a business to fish for rich Americans who think it the correct thing to go over to England and go in for sport--that is, to lease a piece of ground for one or more years on account of its supposed sporting privileges. The efi'rontery of some of these leases is remarkable, yet the most extraordinary prices are asked and obtained for small tracts of ground utterly worthless for any purposes of real sport. In most cases all the charges are paid by the American lessee. In many cases after he gets on the ground with his friends he finds that the grouse have been shot out, the hares scared to the tall woods, and even the rabbits sent to market. He is then expected to be really game and sportsmanlike and not to squeal. Usually he does not, but Jim watched the worker disconsolately shuffling back to the bench. "It's a fact," he mused. "The best fun in life is being young, healthy, married and poor! But did you ever know what happened to my Annie when I got the big raise and bought that little house up there on Maple Street? It...show more

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  • Paperback | 920 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 46mm | 1,610g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823869
  • 9781236823861