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Twenty Years of Hus'ling

By J. P. (James Perry) Johnston
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  • Twenty Years of Hus'ling
  • BY
  • J. P. JOHNSTON,
    • AUTHOR OF
    • "THE AUCTIONEER'S GUIDE."
    • PORTRAYING THE PECULIAR INCIDENTS, COMIC SITUATIONS, FAILURES AND SUCCESSES OF A MAN WHO TRIES ALMOST EVERY KIND OF BUSINESS AND FINALLY WINS.
    • FORTY-EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS
    • BY
    • DENSLOW
    • THOMPSON & THOMAS Chicago 1902
    • To the "Hus'lers" of America, or those who are Determined in their Efforts to strike for Independence and Secure Success by Energy, Persistency, and Honesty of Purpose, I Respectfully Dedicate this Volume.
  • MY APOLOGY.
  • CONTENTS.
    • MY APOLOGY.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • CHAPTER X.
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • CHAPTER XII.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • CHAPTER XV.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
    • CHAPTER XX.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • CHAPTER I.
    • OFF FOR NEW YORK.—PAGE 31.
      • ARRIVING AT NEW YORK.—PAGE 31.
      • RETURNING HOME FROM NEW YORK.—PAGE 34.
    • ARRIVING AT NEW YORK.—PAGE 31.
    • RETURNING HOME FROM NEW YORK.—PAGE 34.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • SEE 'ER GO! SEE 'ER GO! THE CRAZY OLD FOOL, SEE 'ER GO.—PAGE 39.
  • CHAPTER III
    • THE EGG DISASTER.—PAGE 50.
  • CHAPTER IV.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • "BUT YOU MUST ADD THAT CLAUSE." "OH, NO, I GUESS I MUST NOT."—PAGE 68.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • WILL REMOVE TAR, PITCH, PAINT, OIL OR VARNISH FROM YOUR CLOTHING—PAGE 76.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • ELEVEN DAYS FOR ELEVEN DOLLARS.—PAGE 81.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • THIS, MADAM, IS THE STEREOSCOPIC LENS.—PAGE 101.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • THOSE KIND COST ME $10.00 PER DOZ.—PAGE 111.
  • CHAPTER X
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • A DUSTY JOB A SURE SALE.
      • "AS YE SOW SO SHALL YE REAP."—PAGE 140.
    • "AS YE SOW SO SHALL YE REAP."—PAGE 140.
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • DEVOE, JOHNSTON & CO., HORSE TRAINERS.—PAGE 153.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • EASILY PERSUADED.—PAGE 176.
  • CHAPTER XIV.
    • HEAVENS AND EARTH! FRANK; WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO NOW?—PAGE 193.
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • A WILY DETECTIVE ON THE WRONG SCENT.
      • THE WILY DETECTIVE'S RETURN TO THE HOTEL.
    • THE WILY DETECTIVE'S RETURN TO THE HOTEL.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • A "KICKER AND SQUEALER."
      • A FOUR MILE CHASE.—PAGE 234.
    • A FOUR MILE CHASE.—PAGE 234.
  • CHAPTER XVII.
    • "STOP THAT MAN! STOP THAT MAN."
  • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • "BY GRACIOUS, I'M JUST IN TIME, FOR ONCE."
  • CHAPTER XIX.
    • GOOD DAY, DOCTHER, DARLINT! GOOD DAY.—PAGE 293.
      • MADAM, THE DRUM OF YOUR RIGHT EAR IS ALMOST ENTIRELY DESTROYED.—PAGE 297.
    • MADAM, THE DRUM OF YOUR RIGHT EAR IS ALMOST ENTIRELY DESTROYED.—PAGE 297.
  • CHAPTER XX.
    • HERE, WAITER, BRING ME ANOTHER BEAN.—PAGE 312.
      • THE DOCTOR A "STAR" BOARDER.
      • DUTCHY AS CHAMBERMAID.—PAGE 321.
    • THE DOCTOR A "STAR" BOARDER.
    • DUTCHY AS CHAMBERMAID.—PAGE 321.
  • CHAPTER XXI.
    • THE DR. AND HIS CROSS-EYED GIRL.—PAGE 351.
  • CHAPTER XXII.
    • THE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SITUATION.—PAGE 388.
      • MY FIRST AUCTION SALE AT BLISSFIELD MICH.—PAGE 398.
    • MY FIRST AUCTION SALE AT BLISSFIELD MICH.—PAGE 398.
  • CHAPTER XXIII.
  • CHAPTER XXIV.
    • OUR NEAT, NICE, TIDY BOARDING HOUSE AT KANSAS CITY, MO.—PAGE 416.
      • A BADLY MIXED POLITICAL SPEECH NEAR CRESTLINE, O.—PAGE 438.
    • A BADLY MIXED POLITICAL SPEECH NEAR CRESTLINE, O.—PAGE 438.
  • CHAPTER XXV.
    • MY FIRST SALE AS PROPRIETOR AND AUCTIONEER AT REPUBLIC, OHIO.—PAGE 445.
      • A SUCCESSFUL SURGICAL OPERATION.—PAGE 454.
    • A SUCCESSFUL SURGICAL OPERATION.—PAGE 454.
  • CHAPTER XXVI.
    • A PROFITABLE HORSE TRADE—PAGE 476.
  • CHAPTER XXVII.
    • THREE DAYS CO-PARTNERSHIP WITH A SIDE SHOW.—PAGE 483.
      • A NOVEL TURN-OUT—PAGE 490.
    • A NOVEL TURN-OUT—PAGE 490.
  • CHAPTER XXVIII.
    • EXHIBITING A PHONOGRAPH NEAR ELKHART, IND.—PAGE 505.
  • CHAPTER XXIX.
    • MY UNIQUE CONVEYANCE IN THE MINING AND LUMBER CAMP.—PAGE 523.
  • CHAPTER XXX.
  • CHAPTER XXXI.
    • A COLLAPSE NEAR BRAINERD, MINN.—PAGE 557.
  • CHAPTER XXXII.
  • CHAPTER XXXIII.
    • DECIDING A HORSE TRADE.—PAGE 606.
  • CHAPTER XXXIV.
    • TRAVELING BY TANDEM TEAM.—PAGE 624.
      • "MR. JOHNSTON, DARE I TELL YOU WHAT I KNOW?"—PAGE 635.
      • SPIN ON THE BOULEVARD WITH MR. KEEFER.
      • OH WELL, YOU GET SHAVED ACROSS THE STREET, ETC.—PAGE 656.
      • THE END.
    • "MR. JOHNSTON, DARE I TELL YOU WHAT I KNOW?"—PAGE 635.
    • SPIN ON THE BOULEVARD WITH MR. KEEFER.
    • OH WELL, YOU GET SHAVED ACROSS THE STREET, ETC.—PAGE 656.
    • THE END.
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