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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... IV FROM MARS WHEN Mrs. Hollister told Vincent that she had invited in a few friends for dinner the following Tuesday his ...Read MoreThis 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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... IV FROM MARS WHEN Mrs. Hollister told Vincent that she had invited in a few friends for dinner the following Tuesday his reply was not enthusiastic. "I'd give fifty dollars if you hadn't, mother," he said with a frown. It was the doctor's fault. Mrs. Hollister lived these days simply to please and gratify Vincent, but the doctor had told her that he thought it would be a good thing for her son, if he saw more of people, and played with them a little. She had been very careful whom she had invited -- a relative or two, and a few intimate friends only, to whom she felt free to whisper a word or two of warning beforehand. There were certain questions and remarks especially unwelcome to Vincent since he had come home from the war. It would be wise, Mrs. Hollister concluded, to acquaint the two women between whom she placed him at the table, with a list of important "don'ts." She had written them out. They read something like this: Don't ask him how it feels to be a hero. 87 Don't ask him to show you his war-cross. Don't ask him if he brought back the helmet of the German, whom the papers say he killed in the shell-hole. Don't ask him to describe a man's emotions the night before an attack is to be made. Don't ask him how many Germans he's killed. Don't ask him if he felt hatred for the enemy. Don't ask him why he doesn't wear his warcross. Don't ask him why he doesn't wear his uniform. Mrs. Hollister wished with all her heart that Vincent would make it possible for her to omit the last " don't." She was unable not to include among her guests men in uniform -- the war was still in full swing -- and Vincent's black and white, under the circumstances, would be conspicuous. She ventured to suggest to him that it would please her very much if he...Read Less
New. 239 pages. Reprinted from 1919 edition. New 2013 edition in PAPERBACK is SEWN PERFECT BOUND, much more durable than a standard paperback. This is a quality reprint of an old book of historical value. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This is an exact/strict reproduction of text, no changes has been made in respect to the original text. A lot of effort has been made to check and improve each page/scan manually for its quality of text and illustrations (if any, are in b/w). Folded illustrations, if any, are not included in the book. This is not a retyped or an ocr'd book. Index, contents, etc, if any in the original book, are included. This item is printed on demand using good quality natural shade paper. The title of the book, on the cover, is in gold lettering.
New. 249 pages. ReInk Books reprint from the 1919 edition. This paperback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. NO changes have been made to the original text. Each page is checked manually before printing. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in b/w. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper. (Original publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company)
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