This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...the necessary snap to my speech, with our hereditary Fourthof-July enemy, the British lion, barred. You see, that wouldn't leave me anything but Mexico.' "' That's another point we were to see you about. Not a word against Mexico. Colonel Vallejo, the largest stock-owner here, is a Mexican. He owns the very grove where ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...the necessary snap to my speech, with our hereditary Fourthof-July enemy, the British lion, barred. You see, that wouldn't leave me anything but Mexico.' "' That's another point we were to see you about. Not a word against Mexico. Colonel Vallejo, the largest stock-owner here, is a Mexican. He owns the very grove where you are going to speak, and he's pretty sensitive. We don't think you'd better so much as mention Mexico.' "' Will you please tell me what I am going to talk about, and make an acceptable Fourth-of-July speech?' "' Can't you just let the eagle scream?' "' But, my dear sir, the eagle has got to scream at something to be effective on the Fourth of July. The Fourth-of-July eagle is not a bird which screams simply to hear himself scream. He must know he is scaring somebody, or he is silent.' "' That occurred to us, ' admitted the man, 'before we came in. I don't know as it will be of any use to you, but an idea struck us, which you can use if you like. There are the Indians--abuse them.' "The honorable gentleman was becoming somewhat warmed up by this time, and he said, 'You are quite sure they wouldn't be offended, and buy their war-paint and ghost-dancing pumps elsewhere?' "' Oh yes, ' answered the man. 'You'll pardon us for speaking as we have, but so many things have happened to the town that we didn't feel that it could stand much more. Only yesterday our high-school building fell down, and a freight train smashed the railroad depot; and already today the cannon has burst, and the artesian well broken out again and flooded the racetrack, so we can't have any of the trials of speed which are on the programme. Abuse the Indian all you want to; and if you would care to take a shy at the Chinese too, just go ahea...
New in New jacket. It is the reprint edition of the original edition which was published long back (1899). The book is printed in black on high quality paper with Matt Laminated colored dust cover. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. We tried to manage the best possible copy but in some cases, there may be some pages which are blur or missing or with black spots. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. Lang: -eng, Pages 254, Print on Demand.
Very good. 12mo, hardbound, tan cloth, green decorations and gilt lettering, no dj. 219 pp., + 4 pp. ads. 4 illustrations by A. B. Frost. Covers very slightly soiled and scuffed, contents clean and tight; overall in vg condition.
A. B. Frost. Very Good- No Dust Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. 218+pp. Original brown cloth covers w/ titles in gilt. Binding lightly soiled; spine darkened. Light soiling to blank endpapers. Illust. w/ 4 b/w plates.
A.B. Frost. VG/VG+ No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Publisher's '1899' date on title page. Copyrite date '1899. ' Bound in green and beige decorative cloth. 218 pages. 4 pages of advts. Owner's name and date end paper "A.H. Newhall 1902". Front inner hinge a bit weak. Minor rubbing edges. Otherwise a tight, clean, complete ocpy with clean internals.
Frost, A B (Illustrated by). Very good. Minor spine darkening. Light spine edge wear, corner bumps (one corner exposing board). Brown cloth over boards, green decorations; gold titles. 226 p. 18cm. Frontispiece plus 3 plates, grayscale artwork. Audience: General/trade. Poet Hayden Carruth here offers short prose vignettes of a diverse and humorous cast of characters.
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