Some Stories by Famous Men as Told by Brand Whitlock, Admiral Lord Fisher, Sir Gilbert Parker; And Over 150 Others ...

Some Stories by Famous Men as Told by Brand Whitlock, Admiral Lord Fisher, Sir Gilbert Parker; And Over 150 Others ...

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...of British Columbia, says the exigencies of politics too often. lead to a doubtful standard of ethics, like those of the Yukon gambler he tells of. A mining engineer in Yukon was one day watching a game of poker in which the stakes were heavy, when he saw a player give himself four aces from the bottom of the pack. Indignant at such shameless cheating he turned to a bystander and whispered: " Did you see that?" " See what? " " Why that fellow dealt himself four aces! " " Well, wasn't it his deal? " ALAN R. HAWLEY, President of the Aero Club, pointing out that an aviator's chief difficulty is not getting up, but coming down, explains this paradox with another, as follows. A young man, after proposing, torn with emotion, waited for a few short words that would decide his fate. " George," she said, " before I give you my answer you must tell me something. Do you drink anything? " A smile of relief lighted his handsome countenance. Was that all she wanted to know? Proudly, triumphantly he clasped her in his arms and whispered in her shell-like ear. " Anything," he said. GOUVERNEUR MORRIS tells this story of a little girl he knows. One evening during the summer, as Pauline's mother was putting her to bed, she said: " Now go right to sleep, dear. Don't be afraid, for God's angels are watching over you." Shortly after, while the mother and father were reading in the library, the child called to her mother. " Yes, dear," replied the mother, " what is it? " "God's angels are buzzing around just awful, mother," cried the little girl, " and one of 'em's bitten me!...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236795067
  • 9781236795069