Aladdin & Co. by Herbert Quick

By Herbert Quick

John Herbert speedy (1861-1925) used to be an American writer who used to be stricken with polio as a small baby. His works contain Vandemark's Folly (1922), The Hawkeye (1923), The Invisible lady (1924) and his autobiography One Man's existence (1925). "The precise teach, with its crowd of overstimulated fanatics, the throngs on the stations, the brass bands, bunting, and buncombe all jarred upon me. After it slow my treason used to be betrayed to the men via the truth that i used to be now not hoarse. They punished me through making me sing as a solo the air of every stanza of "Marching via Georgia, " "Tenting To-night at the outdated Camp-ground, " and different patriotic songs, until eventually my voice was once assimilated to theirs.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 remarkable occasion which had by surprise raised me from yesterday's parity with the blokes at the teach to my current country of exaltation. "

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He read his letters, ran his eyes over his newspapers and a magazine or two, and dictated some correspondence, interrupted occasionally by callers, some of whom he brought into the room where I was whiling away the time, examining maps, and looking over out-of-date copies of the local papers. One of these callers was Mr. Hinckley, the cashier of the bank, who came to see about some insurance matters. He was spare, aquiline, and white-mustached; and very courteously wished Lattimore the good fortune of securing so valuable an acquisition as ourselves.

See him down in the lobby,” said Alice. “I want a story,” said he as we met, “on the city and its future. The Herald readers will be glad of anything from Mr. ” We sat down in a corner of the lobby, our chairs side by side, facing opposite ways. He lighted a cigar, and gave me one. In looks he was young; in behavior he had the self-possession and poise of maturity. He wore a long mackintosh which sparkled with mist. His slouch hat looked new and80 was carefully dinted. His dress was almost natty in an unconventional way, and his manners accorded with his garb.

I’ll ask you to amuse yourself with ’em for a little while, until I can dispose of my morning’s mail; after which we’ll resume our hunt for resources. We haven’t any morning paper yet, and the evening Herald is shipped in by freight and edited with a saw. ” He read his letters, ran his eyes over his newspapers and a magazine or two, and dictated some correspondence, interrupted occasionally by callers, some of whom he brought into the room where I was whiling away the time, examining maps, and looking over out-of-date copies of the local papers.

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