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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... MY OLD-FASHIONED AUNT By Edward F. O'day "The Principle of the Thing!" exclaimed my aunt with great scorn. "The Principle of the Thing is humbug. People who are forever prating about the Principle of the Thing are the most disagreeable people in the world. "7 don't mind losing the money, but it's the ...