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Free Air

By Sinclair Lewis
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This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: "'CHMoNo, CALif CHAPTER III A YOUNG MAN IN A RAINCOAT "TTTUH! Such an auto! Look, it break my har- L J. ness a'ready! Two dollar that cost you to mend it. De auto iss too heavy! " stormed Zolzac. " All right! All right! Only for heaven's sake? go get another harness! " Claire shrieked. " Fife-fifty dot will be, in all." Zolzac grinned. Claire was standing in front of him. She was thinking of other drivers, poor people, in old cars, who had been at the mercy of this golden-hearted one. She stared past him, in the direction from which she had come. Another motor was in sight. It was a tin beetle of a car; that agile, cheerful, rut- jumping model known as a "bug"; with a home- tacked, home-painted tin cowl and tail covering the stripped chassis of a little cheap Teal car. The lone driver wore an old black raincoat with an atrocious corduroy collar, and a new plaid cap in the Harry Lauder tartan. The bug skipped through mud where the Boltwoods' Gomez had slogged and rolled. Its pilot drove up behind her car, and leaped out. He trotted forward to Claire and Zolzac. His eyes were twenty-seven or eight, but his pink cheeks were twenty, n and when he smiled?shyly, radiantly?he was no age at all, but eternal boy. Claire had a blurred impression that she had seen him before, some place along the road. " Stuck ?" he inquired, not very intelligently. " How much is Adolph charging you ? " " He wants three-fifty, and his harness broke, and he wants two dollars " "Oh! So he's still working that old gag! I've heard all about Adolph. He keeps that harness for pulling out cars, and it always busts. The last time, though, he only charged six bits to get it mended. Now let me reason with him." The young man turned with vicious quickness, and for the first time Cla...

Table of Contents
  • FREE AIR
    • CONTENTS
  • FREE AIR
  • FREE AIR
    • CHAPTER I MISS BOLTWOOD OF BROOKLYN IS LOST IN THE MUD
    • CHAPTER II CLAIRE ESCAPES FROM RESPECTABILITY
    • CHAPTER III A YOUNG MAN IN A RAINCOAT
    • CHAPTER IV A ROOM WITHOUT
    • CHAPTER V RELEASE BRAKES—SHIFT TO THIRD
    • CHAPTER VI THE LAND OF BILLOWING CLOUDS
    • CHAPTER VII THE GREAT AMERICAN FRYING PAN
    • CHAPTER VIII THE DISCOVERY OF CANNED SHRIMPS AND HESPERIDES
    • CHAPTER IX THE MAN WITH AGATE EYES
    • CHAPTER X THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE HILLSIDE ROAD
    • CHAPTER XI SAGEBRUSH TOURISTS OF THE GREAT HIGHWAY
    • CHAPTER XII THE WONDERS OF NATURE WITH ALL MODERN IMPROVEMENTS
    • CHAPTER XIII ADVENTURERS BY FIRELIGHT
    • CHAPTER XIV THE BEAST OF THE CORRAL
    • CHAPTER XV THE BLACK DAY OF THE VOYAGE
    • CHAPTER XVI THE SPECTACLES OF AUTHORITY
    • CHAPTER XVII THE VAGABOND IN GREEN
    • CHAPTER XVIII THE FALLACY OF ROMANCE
    • CHAPTER XIX THE NIGHT OF ENDLESS PINES
    • CHAPTER XX THE FREE WOMAN
    • CHAPTER XXI THE MINE OF LOST SOULS
    • CHAPTER XXII ACROSS THE ROOF OF THE WORLD
    • CHAPTER XXIII THE GRAEL IN A BACK YARD IN YAKIMA
    • CHAPTER XXIV HER OWN PEOPLE
    • CHAPTER XXV THE ABYSSINIAN PRINCE
    • CHAPTER XXVI A CLASS IN ENGINEERING AND OMELETS
    • CHAPTER XXVII THE VICIOUSNESS OF NICE THINGS
    • CHAPTER XXVIII THE MORNING COAT OF MR. HUDSON B. RIGGS
    • CHAPTER XXIX THE ENEMY LOVE
    • CHAPTER XXX THE VIRTUOUS PLOTTERS
    • CHAPTER XXXI THE KITCHEN INTIMATE
    • CHAPTER XXXII THE CORNFIELD ARISTOCRAT
    • CHAPTER XXXIII TOOTH-MUG TEA
    • CHAPTER XXXIV THE BEGINNING OF A STORY
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