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A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories

A GUEST AT THE LUDLOW

AND OTHER STORIES

BY

EDGAR WILSON NYE

[BILL NYE]

_WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY LOUIS BRAUNHOLD_

[Illustration]

INDIANAPOLIS AND KANSAS CITY

THE BOWEN-MERRILL COMPANY

M DCCC XCVII

Copyright, 1896

BY

THE BOWEN-MERRILL CO.

A GUEST AT THE LUDLOW

[Illustration: _You can pay five cents to the Elevated Railroad and get here, or you can put some other man's nickel in your own slot and come here with an attendant_ (Page 2)]

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This volume was prepared for publication by the author a few months before his death, and is now published by arrangement with Mrs. Edgar Wilson Nye.

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CONTENTS

PAGE.

I. A GUEST AT THE LUDLOW 1

II. OLD POLKA DOT'S DAUGHTER 13

III. A GREAT CEREBRATOR 22

IV. HINTS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD 33

V. A JOURNEY WESTWARD 42

VI. A PROPHET AND A PIUTE 52

VII. THE SABBATH OF A GREAT AUTHOR 64

VIII. A FLYER IN DIRT 69

IX. A SINGULAR "HAMLET" 81

X. MY MATRIMONIAL BUREAU 92

XI. THE HATEFUL HEN 99

XII. AS A CANDIDATE 108

XIII. SUMMER BOARDERS AND OTHERS 123

XIV. THREE OPEN LETTERS 134

XV. THE DUBIOUS FUTURE 144


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