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In Our Town

By William Allen White
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Table of Contents
  • In Our Town
  • The Court of Boyville, The Real Issue, Stratagems and Spoils
    • Illustrations by F. R. Gruger and W. Glackens
    • NEW YORK McCLURE, PHILLIPS & CO. MCMVI
    • Copyright 1906 by McCLURE, PHILLIPS & CO.
    • Published April, 1906
    • Copyright 1904 by The Century Co. Copyright 1905-1906 by The Curtis Publishing Co.
    • He wore his collars so high that he had to order them from a drummer
  • Contents
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • IN OUR TOWN
  • I
    • Scribes and Pharisees
    • Suppressing nothing "on account of the respectability of the parties concerned"
  • II
    • The Young Prince
  • III
    • The Society Editor
    • As an office joke the boys used to leave a step-ladder by her desk so that she could climb up and see how her top-knot really looked
  • IV
    • "As a Breath into the Wind"
  • V
    • The Coming of the Leisure Class
    • And brought with him a large leisure and a taste for society
  • VI
    • The Bolton Girl's "Position"
    • Sometimes he thought it was a report of a fire and at other times it seemed like a dress-goods catalogue
  • VII
    • "By the Rod of His Wrath"
    • As the dinner hour grew near she raged—so the servants said—whenever the telephone rang
  • VIII
    • "A Bundle of Myrrh"
    • "Jim Purdy, taken the day he left for the army"
  • IX
    • Our Loathed but Esteemed Contemporary
    • He advertised the fact that he was a good hater by showing callers at his office his barrel
  • X
    • A Question of Climate
    • He likes to sit in the old sway-back swivel-chair and tell us his theory of the increase in the rainfall
  • XI
    • The Casting Out of Jimmy Myers
    • And camped in the office for two days, looking for Jimmy
    • "UNDER THE STARS & BARS"
      • Democracy Opens Its State Campaign Under the Rebel Emblem To-day A Fitting Token Treasonable Utterances Have a Proper Setting
    • Democracy Opens Its State Campaign Under the Rebel Emblem To-day A Fitting Token Treasonable Utterances Have a Proper Setting
    • Reverend Milligan came in with a church notice
  • XII
    • "'A Babbled of Green Fields"
    • A desert Scorpion, outcast by society and proud of it
  • XIII
    • A Pilgrim in the Wilderness
  • XIV
    • The Passing of Priscilla Winthrop
  • XV
    • "And Yet a Fool"
    • "He made a lot of money and blew it in"
  • XVI
    • A Kansas "Childe Roland"
    • Went about town with his cigar pointing toward his hat-brim
  • XVII
    • The Tremolo Stop
  • XVIII
    • Sown in Our Weakness
    • The traveling men on the veranda craned their necks to watch her out of sight
  • XIX
    • "Thirty"
    • Counting the liars and scoundrels and double-dealers and villains who pass
      • THE END
    • THE END
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