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By Herbert Quick
John Herbert speedy (1861-1925) used to be an American writer who used to be troubled with polio as a small baby. His works comprise Vandemark's Folly (1922), The Hawkeye (1923), The Invisible girl (1924) and his autobiography One Man's existence (1925). "The precise educate, with its crowd of overstimulated fans, the throngs on the stations, the brass bands, bunting, and buncombe all jarred upon me. After your time my treason used to be betrayed to the lads by means of the truth that i used to be now not hoarse. They punished me by means of making me sing as a solo the air of every stanza of "Marching via Georgia, " "Tenting To-night at the previous Camp-ground, " and different patriotic songs, until eventually my voice used to be assimilated to theirs. yet my gorge rose at all of it, and now, at 5 o'clock of the 1st day, i used to be looking a spot of retirement the place i may be by myself and imagine over the terrific occasion which had without warning raised me from yesterday's parity with the guys at the educate to my current kingdom of exaltation. "
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Then he went on telling me things, more81 than asking questions, about the jobbing trades, the brick and tile and associated industries, the cement factory, which he spoke of as if actually in esse, the projected elevators, the flouring-mills, and finally returned to railway matters. “What is your opinion of the Lattimore & Great Western, Mr. ” he asked. ” I very sincerely said that I did not know. After a few more questions concerning our plans for the future, Mr. Giddings vanished into the night, silently, as an autumn leaf parting from its bough.
Mr. Elkins seems to be the center of this new civic self-esteem. The air is full of it, and I admit that I am affected by it. ’ “You are indebted to Captain Tolliver for the quotation, and to Mr. Elkins for the idea. The Captain induced me to read the book in which I found the lines. ’ He has taken the trouble to lay out a course of study for me, the object of which is to place me right in my appreciation of the literary men of the South. It includes Pollard’s ‘Lost Cause’ and the works of W. G.
He acted as if for years we had casually met daily. His tone and attitude evinced respect, was entirely free from presumption, equally devoid of reserve, carried with it no hint of familiarity, but assumed a perfect understanding. The barrier which usually keeps strangers apart he neither broke down, which must have been offensive, nor overleaped, which would have been presumptuous. He covered it with that demeanor of his, and together we sat down upon it. “I thought the Herald was an evening paper,” said I.
Aladdin & Co. by Herbert Quick