Excerpt: ..."What is the secret?" and in smaller letters: "I've got a bit of Cheezo." It makes people look at it, the children's faces are so wicked. Sladder: Good, Splurge. Very good. I'll have that one. I'll rub their noses in that one. Splurge: Then I've got some things for the Press. (Reads.) "She: 'Darling.' He: 'Yes, wifey.' She: 'You won't ...Read MoreExcerpt: ..."What is the secret?" and in smaller letters: "I've got a bit of Cheezo." It makes people look at it, the children's faces are so wicked. Sladder: Good, Splurge. Very good. I'll have that one. I'll rub their noses in that one. Splurge: Then I've got some things for the Press. (Reads.) "She: 'Darling.' He: 'Yes, wifey.' She: 'You won't forget, darling.' He: 'No, wifey.' She: 'You won't forget to bring me some of that excellent Cheezo, so nutritious, so nice for darling baby, to be had at all grocers; but be sure that you find the name of Sladder on their well-known pink wrappers.' He: 'Certainly, wifey.'" Just the usual thing, sir, of course; only I have a very good little picture to go with it, very suggestive indeed; I've made all the arrangements with the Press and the bill-posters, sir. I think we'll make a big thing of it, sir. Sladder: Well, Splurge, nothing remains to be done now, except to make the Cheezo. Splurge: How do you think of doing it, sir? Sladder: Do you know how they kill pigs in Chicago? No, you've not travelled yet. Well, they get their pigs on a slide, one man cuts their throats as fast as they go by, another shaves their bristles, and so on, and so on; one man for each job, and all at it at once; they do it very expeditiously. Well, there's an interfering fellow sent there by the Government (we wouldn't stand him in England), and if a pig has a sign of tuberculosis on him he won't let that pig go down. Now you'd think that pig was wasted. He isn't. He goes into soap. Now, Splurge, how many cakes of soap were used in the world last year? Splurge (getting up): Last year? I don't think we have the figures in for last year yet, sir. He goes to bookshelf. Sladder: Well, the year before will do. Splurge: (taking book and turning pages): The figures are given, I think, sir, from the 1st of March to the 1st of March. Sladder: That will do. Splurge: Ah, here it is, sir. Soap statistics for the twelve months ending 1st of...Read Less
New. pp. 272. Pages 272 It is the reproduction of the original edition published long back(1923). Hardcover with sewing binding with glossy laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Print on Demand.
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Hardcover reprint of the original 1923 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: Plays Of Near And Far. Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: Plays Of Near And Far. Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron. New York, London, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1923.
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