The World's Wit and Humor Volume 3

The World's Wit and Humor Volume 3

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...had been offered him to the extent of the brush and comb. He also had a whole jacket on.... Billy and I also obtained permission to go out together and be gone the entire afternoon. We put Crab on a comfortable bed of rags in an old shoebox, and then strolled hand-in-hand across that most delightful of New York breathing-places--Stuyvesant Square. "Uncle Teddy," exclaimed Billy with ardor, "I wish I could do something to show you how much I think of you for being so good to me. I don't know how. Would it make you happy if I was to learn a hymn for you--a smashing big hymn--six verses, long meter, and no grumbling?" "No, Billy, you make me happy enough just by being a good boy." "Oh, Uncle Teddy!" replied Billy decidedly, "I'm afraid I can't do it. I've tried so often, and always make such a mess of it...". We now got into a Broadway stage going down, and being unable, on account of the noise, to converse further upon those spiritual conflicts of Billy's which so much interested me, amused ourselves with looking out until just as we reached the Astor House, when he asked me where we were going. "Where do you guess?" said I. He cast a glance through the front window and his face became irradiated. Oh, there's nothing like the simple, cheap luxury cf pleasing a child to create sunshine enough for the chasing away of the bluest of adult devils! "We're going to Barnum's!" said Billy, involuntarily clapping his hands. So we were; and, much as stuck-up people pretend to look down on the place, I frequently am there. Not only so, but I always see that class largely represented there when I do go. To be sure, they always make believe that they only come to amuse the children, or because they've country cousins visiting them, and never fail to...
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668537
  • 9781236668530