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A Plea For Old Cap Collier

Auhtor: Irvin Cobb

Language: english

Genres:

satire,  essays
Downloads: 363
eBook size: 359Kb

Review by A. Dent, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Plea For Old Cap Collier':

... her own, I ran across an ancient Fifth Reader, all tattered and stained and having that smell of age which is common to old books and old sheep. I took ...
... broad, free strokes, which is the only satisfactory way to scratch. In our town they didn't spend Sunday they kept the Sabbath, which is a very different ...
... cruel, gloating eyes. I say cruel advisedly, because up to a certain age children are naturally more cruel than tigers. Civilization has provided them ...
... Collier never yet sent a boy to a bad end. I never heard of a boy who ran away from home and really made a go of it who was actuated at the start by ...
... on a pap which affronted our intelligence at the same time that it cloyed our adolescent palates. It was not altogether the lack of action it was ...
... a lifeboat manned by sailors, and then-there being no room for him in the lifeboat-he remains behind upon the deck of the sinking vessel, while the ...
... but I dare affirm, without having positive knowledge of the facts, that a majority of these half-wits still are being featured in the grammar-grade ...
... way out through the boy, a messy and difficult procedure, when merely by biting an aperture in the tunic he could have emerged by the front way with ...
... As it is, all gnawed up in this fashion and deceased besides, he loses his attractions for everyone except the undertaker. The fox presumably has an attack ...
... an article entitled The Difference Between the Plants and Animals. It takes up several pages and includes some of the fanciest language the senior ...
... if mulberries had six legs apiece and ran round in the dust of the road, and when she told him that such was not the case with mulberries he said: Then, ...
... the West appears to have been a favorite place for upsetting things to come from so I can't take issue with Sir Walter there. But I do take issue ...
... The only possible excuse which can be offered for that captain's behavior is that his staggering was due not to the motion of the ship but to alcoholic ...
... by sticking, except to furnish added material for the poetess, but like the leather-headed young imbecile that he was he stood there with his feet ...
... it seems almost a pity he did not marry the tattooed lady in a circus and then when he got tired of studying her pictorially on one side he could ask ...
... it. You can't even tie it. Let us look further into the matter:. His brow was sad his eyes beneath Flashed like a falchion from its sheath, And like ...
... was practicing up to qualify for membership on the reception committee the next time the visiting firemen came to her town or when there was going to ...
... which I glanced, but I am able to report, as a result of my researches, that the well-known croupe specialist, Young Lochinvar, is still there ...
... which most of them are written. It can't be any worse than the stilted and artificial style in which your school reader is written and, anyhow, if you ...
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