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Summary of the Book 'A Heap O Livin':
Ive been reading and re-reading this one for years. These were newspaper verses printed in 1916 and theyre all sincere straightforward and corny. I have learned something important myself as a writer from Guest: there are important things you just cant say if youre afraid of looking unsophisticated. If youre willing to risk looking like an unsophisticated reader youll enjoy these.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Heap O Livin':
... a boy again, a care-free prince of. joy again,. I'd like to tread the hills and dales the way I. used to do. I'd like the tattered shirt again, ... ... and selfish, her Master was I. Oh, the long nights that she came at my call to. Oh, the soft touch of her hands on my brow. Oh, the long ... ... have had,. When they come to you gentle-like an' take. your hand an' say:. Cheer up. we're with you still, it counts, for. that's ... ... at your heart. Oh, the fun is froth and it blows away, and. many a joy's forgot,. And the pleasures come and the pleasures go,. and memory holds ... ... once it is welcomed 'twill break any. man. Whatever the goal you are seeking, keep trying. And answer this demon by saying: I can.. JAMES ... ... honey from the bees. And then I buzz like angry bees. And sting him on his nose and knees. And howl in pain, till mother cries:. That pair ... ... gold of distant places. Could not repay me quite. For those familiar faces. That keep the home-town bright. TAKE HOME A SMILE. Take home ... ... quite the equal of a chunk o'. raisin pie. I'm admittin' tastes are diff'runt, I'm not settin'. up myself. As the judge an' final critic of ... ... mantelpiece an' by the. kitchen sink,. Until Ma says: Now, children, stop, an' give. me time to think. Just when it was I used 'em last an' ... ... mortals of all the. joyless masses. Are the ones who have no mother dear to lose. her reading glasses. THE PRINCESS PAT'S. Written when the ... ... thin an' kinder pale he couldn't. rough it worth a cent. He couldn't stand the hike we had the day the. Boy Scouts camping went. He has to hire ... ... she thinks. she's fooling me. And I do my bravest smiling and I feign a. merry air. In the hope she won't discover that I'm burdened. down ... ... not at my table sit. With soul unclean, and mind unfit. Beyond this door I will not take. The outward signs of inward ache. I will not take ... ... bask in every breeze that blows,. Nor play in every game. No millionaire could ever own. The world's supply of pearls,. And no man ... ... have lived a full life anyway. TREASURES. Some folks I know, when friends drop in. To visit for awhile and chin,. Just lead them round the rooms ... ... style in tubs. I want more room for trees and shrubs,. And a garage, with light and heat,. That can be entered from the street. The trouble ... ... am the one that I must fight. With all my will and all my might. My foes are better friends to me. Than I have ever proved to be. I am the ... ... the way. Are you one of the timid souls that quail. At the jeers of a doubting crew,. Or dare you, whether you win or fail,. Strike out for ... ... Youth. 78. Challenge. 145. Courage. 72. Defeat. 111. Division. 141. Dull Road, The. 67. Duty. 133. Duty to Our Flag, Our. ... ... 14. Foxes can talk if you know how to listen. 80. Full many a time a thought has come. 103. Gentle hands that never weary. 140. God grant me ...