Talks with T.R

Talks with T.R

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...policemen and some New York newspaper men; the party followed a speech by the Colonel in Bridgeport. The night train service from Bridgeport to New York is not attractive, and whenever the Colonel spoke there he would return to New York by motor, guarded by police. First, however, there would be a little supper at the Stratfield, where a few of the local leaders would meet the Colonel. On the night in question the supper had been disposed of, and the start was about to be made for New York, when the Colonel asked if the men who were to accompany him were those who had been with him during the day. John King said they were. "That must not be," said the Colonel. "These men have been on duty all day. It will be all hours before they can get back. Send them home. We'll get back all right without them." "Nothing doing," replied King. "The men will insist on going. They can sleep to-morrow. It's their day off/' "Very well, then," said the Colonel. "Of course it will be all right for me to give them a little money for breakfast." "No, sir," said King; "you must not give it, and they must not take it. That would never do." "Well," said the Colonel, "it will be all right for me to take them to breakfast with me?" "That cannot be done," I suggested. "So," concluded the Colonel, "between you and King I seem unable to do anything. Now, why can't I take them to breakfast?" "Because Mayor Mitchel closed everything except 'one-arm' lunch-rooms at one o'clock." "By Jove, there is an advantage to a Broadway education, is n't there? It's so long since I've been uptown late I had quite overlooked that change. But is n't...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865839
  • 9781236865830