Selected Readings; Designed to Impart to the Student an Appreciation in Literature in Its Wider Sense

Selected Readings; Designed to Impart to the Student an Appreciation in Literature in Its Wider Sense

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...and struggle and strife, 'Nd he made up his mind a long time ago He was just bound to take his own life; 'Nd the very next time 'at he started to shave, Determined to die, he was goin' t ' be brave; So he stood up 'nd nourished the knife in despair, 'Nd every one thought 'at he'd kill himself there--But he did n't. He says 'at to-morrer Mornin' at ten He has a notion to Try it again. But then--He went and bought arsenic, bought Paris green, 'Nd cobalt 'nd all kinds of stuff 'Nd he took great delight in leaving it 'round--Of course that was done for a bluff. Then he rigged up his room with a horrible thing, That would blow his head off by pullin' a string. Folks heard the explosion--rushed up--on his bed John Oswald was lyin'. They whispered, "He's dead"--But he wasn't. He riz up an' said: He could n't say when He'd fully decide to Try it again. But then--Ben King. ACCOUNTABILITY FOLKS ain't got no right to censuah othah folks about dey habits; Hitn dat giv' de squirts de bushtails made de bobtails fu' de rabbits. Copyrighted by Dodd, Mead & Company. Used by permission. Him dat built de great big mountains hollered out de little valleys, Him dat made de streets an' driveways wasn't shamed to make de alleys. We is all constructed diff'ent, d' ain't no two of us de same; iWe cain't he'p ouah likes an' dislikes, ef we 'se bad we ain't to blame. Ef we 'se good, we need n't show off, case you bet it ain't ouah doin' We gits into suttain channels dat we jes' cain't he'p pu'suin'. But we all fits into places dat no othah ones could fill, An' we does the things we has to, big er little, good er ill. John cain't tek de place o' Henry, Su an' Sally ain't alike; Bass ain't nuthin' like a suckah, chub ain't nuthin' like a pike. When you come to...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594096
  • 9781236594099