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Ade's Fables by George Ade

ADE'S FABLES

BY

GEORGE ADE

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

_The College Widow, In Pastures New, Knocking the Neighbors, Fables in Slang_

_Illustrated by John T. McCutcheon_

GARDEN CITY NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY 1914

_Copyright, 1912, 1913, by_ COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE

_Copyright, 1914, by_ DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & CO.

_All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian_

CONTENTS

PAGE

The New Fable of the Private Agitator and What He Cooked Up 3

The New Fable of the Speedy Sprite 23

The New Fable of the Intermittent Fusser 43

The New Fable of the Search for Climate 62

The New Fable of the Father Who Jumped In 83

The New Fable of the Uplifter and His Dandy Little Opus 100

The New Fable of the Wandering Boy and the Wayward Parent 119

The New Fable of What Transpires After the Wind-up 137

The Dream That Came Out with Much to Boot 155

The New Fable of the Toilsome Ascent and the Shining Table-Land 171

The New Fable of the Aerial Performer, the Buzzing Blondine, and the Daughter of Mr. Jackson 193

The New Fable of Susan and the Daughter and the Granddaughter, and then Something Really Grand 212

The New Fable of the Scoffer Who Fell Hard and the Woman Sitting By 237

The New Fable of the Lonesome Camp on the Frozen Heights 257

The New Fable of the Marathon in the Mud and the Laurel Wreath 281

ILLUSTRATIONS

"You are entitled to One Hundred Thousand Dollars," murmurs the stealthy Promoter. _Frontispiece_

FACING PAGE

Every time he sauntered carelessly across the porch, he gave a correct Imitation of a troop of Cavalry going over a Wooden Bridge 43


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