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Love Conquers All

By Robert Benchley
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Table of Contents
  • Love Conquers All
  • Acknowledgment
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • I.—THE BENCHLEY-WHITTIER CORRESPONDENCE
  • II—FAMILY LIFE IN AMERICA
    • PART 1
    • PART 2
    • PART 3
  • III—THIS CHILD KNOWS THE ANSWER—DO YOU?
    • The Well-Informed Children's Hour
  • IV—RULES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR WATCHING AUCTION BRIDGE
    • NUMBER WHO MAY WATCH
    • PRELIMINARIES
    • PROCEDURE
  • V—A CHRISTMAS SPECTACLE
  • For Use in Christmas Eve Entertainments in the Vestry
  • VI—HOW TO WATCH A CHESS-MATCH
    • HOW TO FIND A GAME TO WATCH
    • THE DETAILS OF THE GAME
  • VII—WATCHING BASEBALL
  • D.A.C. NEWS
  • VIII—HOW TO BE A SPECTATOR AT SPRING PLANTING
  • IX—THE MANHATTADOR
  • X—WHAT TO DO WHILE THE FAMILY IS AWAY
  • XI—"ROLL YOUR OWN"
  • Inside Points on Building and Maintaining a Private Tennis Court
  • XII—DO INSECTS THINK?
  • XIII—THE SCORE IN THE STANDS
  • XIV—MID-WINTER SPORTS
  • XV—READING THE FUNNIES ALOUD
  • XVI—OPERA SYNOPSES
  • Some Sample Outlines of Grand Opera Plots For Home Study.
    • I—DIE MEISTER-GENOSSENSCHAFT
      • ACT I
      • ACT 2
      • ACT 3
    • ACT I
    • ACT 2
    • ACT 3
    • II—IL MINNESTRONE
    • (PEASANT LOVE)
      • ACT I
      • ACT 2
      • ACT 3
    • ACT I
    • ACT 2
    • ACT 3
    • III—LUCY DE LIMA
      • ACT I
      • ACT 2
      • ACT 3
    • ACT I
    • ACT 2
    • ACT 3
  • XVII—THE YOUNG IDEA'S SHOOTING GALLERY
  • XVIII—POLYP WITH A PAST
  • The Story Of An Organism With A Heart
  • XIX—HOLT! WHO GOES THERE?
    • BATHING
    • CLOTHING
    • WEIGHT
    • FRESH AIR
    • DEVELOPMENT
    • FEEDING
  • XX—THE COMMITTEE ON THE WHOLE
  • XXI—NOTING AN INCREASE IN BIGAMY
  • XXII—THE REAL WIGLAF: MAN AND MONARCH
  • XXIII—FACING THE BOYS' CAMP PROBLEM
  • XXIV—ALL ABOUT THE SILESIAN PROBLEM
  • XXV—"HAPPY THE HOME WHERE BOOKS ARE FOUND"
  • XXVI—WHEN NOT IN ROME, WHY DO AS THE ROMANS DID?
  • XXVII—THE TOOTH, THE WHOLE TOOTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH
  • XXVIII—MALIGNANT MIRRORS
  • XXIX—THE POWER OF THE PRESS
  • XXX—HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
  • XXXI—HOW TO UNDERSTAND INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
  • XXXII—'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE SUMMER
  • (An Imaginary Watch-Night with the Weather Man)
  • XXXIII—WELCOME HOME—AND SHUT UP!
  • XXXIV—ANIMAL STORIES - I
  • How Georgie Dog Gets the Rubbers on the Guest Room Bed
  • ANIMAL STORIES—
  • How Lillian Mosquito Projects Her Voice
  • XXXV—THE TARIFF UNMASKED
    • Schedule B
    • Schedule C
    • Schedule D
  • LITERARY DEPARTMENT[pg 187]
  • XXXVI—"TAKE ALONG A BOOK"
  • XXXVII—CONFESSIONS OF A CHESS CHAMPION
  • XXXVIII—"RIP VAN WINKLE"
  • XXXIX—LITERARY LOST AND FOUND DEPARTMENT
  • With Scant Apology to the Book Section of the New York Times.
    • "OLD BLACK TILLIE"
    • "VICTOR HUGO'S DEATH"
    • "I'M SORRY THAT I SPELT THE WORD"
    • "GOD'S IN HIS HEAVEN"
    • "SHE DWELT BESIDE"
    • "THE GOLDEN WEDDING"
    • ANSWERS
  • XL—"DARKWATER"
  • XLI—THE NEW TIME-TABLE
  • XLII—MR. BOK'S AMERICANIZATION
  • XLIII—ZANE GREY'S MOVIE
  • XLIV—SUPPRESSING "JURGEN"
  • XLV—ANTI-IBÁÑEZ
  • XLVI—ON BRICKLAYING
  • XLVII—"AMERICAN ANNIVERSARIES"
  • XLVIII—A WEEK-END WITH WELLS
  • XLIX—ABOUT PORTLAND CEMENT
  • L—OPEN BOOKCASES
  • LI—TROUT-FISHING
  • LII—"SCOUTING FOR GIRLS"
  • MARCHING SONG
  • LIII—HOW TO SELL GOODS
  • LIV—"YOU!"
  • LV—THE CATALOGUE SCHOOL
  • LVI—"EFFECTIVE HOUSE ORGANS"
  • LVII—ADVICE TO WRITERS
  • LVIII—"THE EFFECTIVE SPEAKING VOICE"
  • LIX—THOSE DANGEROUSLY DYNAMIC BRITISH GIRLS
  • LX—BOOKS AND OTHER THINGS
  • LXI—"MEASURE YOUR MIND"
  • LXII—THE BROW-ELEVATION IN HUMOR
  • LXIII—BUSINESS LETTERS
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