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Fables in Slang by George Ade

Fables _in_ Slang

Fables _in_ Slang

FABLES

IN

SLANG

by GEORGE ADE

ILLUSTRATED by CLYDE J.

NEWMAN

PUBLISHED BY

HERBERT S. STONE AND COMPANY CHICAGO & NEW YORK

MDCCCCI

COPYRIGHT, 1899, BY HERBERT S. STONE & CO.

_The Author and the Publishers wish to acknowledge the courtesy of_ VICTOR F. LAWSON, ESQ., _in permitting the reissue of these Fables in book form, after their appearance in the columns of_ THE CHICAGO RECORD.

SIXTY-EIGHTH THOUSAND

Table _of_ Contents

PAGE

_The_ Fable _of the_ Visitor _Who_ Got _a_ Lot _for_ Three Dollars 1

_The_ Fable _of the_ Slim Girl _Who_ Tried to Keep a Date that was Never Made 9

_The_ Fable _of the_ New York Person _Who_ Gave _the_ Stage Fright _to_ Fostoria, Ohio 15

_The_ Fable _of the_ Kid _Who_ Shifted _His_ Ideal 23

_The_ Fable _of the_ Base Ball Fan _Who_ Took _the_ Only Known Cure 27

_The_ Fable _of the_ Good Fairy _with the_ Lorgnette, _and why_ She Got _It_ Good 33

_The_ Fable _of the_ Unintentional Heroes _of_ Centreville 47

_The_ Fable _of the_ Parents _Who_ Tinkered _with the_ Offspring 53

_The_ Fable _of_ How _He_ Never Touched George 59

_The_ Fable _of the_ Preacher _Who_ Flew _His_ Kite, _but_ not Because _He_ Wished _to_ Do _So_ 63

_The_ Fable _of_ Handsome Jethro, _Who was_ Simply Cut Out _to_ be _a_ Merchant 75

_The_ Fable _of_ Paducah's Favorite Comedians _and the_ Mildewed Stunt 83

_The_ Fable _of_ Flora _and_ Adolph _and a_ Home Gone Wrong 93

_The_ Fable _of the_ Copper _and the_ Jovial Undergrads 105


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