Seen by the Spectator; Being a Selection of Rambling Papers First Printed in the Outlook, Under the Title the Spectator

Seen by the Spectator; Being a Selection of Rambling Papers First Printed in the Outlook, Under the Title the Spectator

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... the less virile and more civilized world. This gentleman, as the Spectator knew him, was a terror to hostesses because of his well-known fastidiousness and delicacy of palate. Perhaps as a natural type we all are untidy creatures, we human beings. The above history would seem to point to a return to type from the veneer of civilization. Be that as it may, the Spectator is still not afraid to say that he himself has been converted to the morality of sweeping crumbs under hearth-rugs--as an exception, not a rule. IX UNCLE SAM'S BIG GUNS IX UNCLE SAM'S BIG GUNS 0 HE Spectator is a man of ill peace, both in theory and. practice, under ordinary conditions. Just now, however, he wears a patriotic ribbon in his buttonhole, torments his friends by showing them a bit of smokeless powder which he carries in his pocket, and magnifies the power of the Nation's guns and the prowess of her soldiers, in season and out of season. This patriotism is the result of an invitation to visit Sandy Hook and lunch with an officer of the Ordnance Department who is stationed there. The opportunity was too good to pass by, and on a recent sunny day the hour of ten-thirty A. M. found the Spectator starting from Governor's Island with a genial friend on either side, and a couple of weather-beaten soldiers giving color to the scene and vigor to the adjacent conversation. A tidy sailorman remarked, as the boat swung into the stream: "Be careful with your cigars, gentlemen; there is powder aboard." The warning afforded just the proper thrill, and the smokers promptly became as smokeless as the powder. It was a charming sail to Sandy Hook. The sky was clear, the water blue, the harbor as beautiful as ever. The big "Kaiser Wilhelm," monarch of the sea, glided...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628829
  • 9781236628824