The History of The Hen Fever A Humorous Record
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The History of The Hen Fever A Humorous Record
By George P. Burnham
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Table of Contents
  • THE HISTORY OF THE HEN FEVER.
    • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
  • THE HISTORY OF THE HEN FEVER.
    • CHAPTER I. PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASE.
    • CHAPTER II. THE "COCHIN-CHINAS." BUBBLE NUMBER ONE.
    • CHAPTER III. THE FIRST FOWL-SHOW IN BOSTON.
    • CHAPTER IV. HOW "POULTRY-BOOKS" ARE MADE.
    • CHAPTER V. THREATENING INDICATIONS.
    • CHAPTER VI. THE EPIDEMIC SPREADING.
    • CHAPTER VII. ALARMING DEMONSTRATIONS.
    • CHAPTER VIII. THE FEVER WORKING.
    • CHAPTER IX. THE SECOND POULTRY-SHOW IN BOSTON.
    • CHAPTER X. THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY'S SECOND SHOW.
    • CHAPTER XI. PROGRESS OF THE MALADY.
    • CHAPTER XII. MY CORRESPONDENCE.
    • CHAPTER XIII. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE QUESTION.
    • CHAPTER XIV. "BOTHER'EM POOTRUMS." BUBBLE NUMBER TWO.
    • CHAPTER XV. ADVERTISING EXTRAORDINARY.
    • CHAPTER XVI. HEIGHT OF THE FEVER.
    • CHAPTER XVII. RUNNING IT INTO THE GROUND.
    • CHAPTER XVIII. ONE OF THE FINAL KICKS.
    • CHAPTER XIX. THE FOURTH FOWL-SHOW IN BOSTON.
    • CHAPTER XX. PRESENT TO QUEEN VICTORIA.
    • CHAPTER XXI. EXPERIMENTS OF AMATEURS.
    • CHAPTER XXII. TRUE HISTORY OF "FANNY FERN."
    • CHAPTER XXIII. CONVALESCENCE.
    • CHAPTER XXIV. AN EXPENSIVE BUSINESS.
    • CHAPTER XXV. THE GREAT PAGODA HEN.
    • CHAPTER XXVI. "POLICY THE BEST HONESTY."
    • CHAPTER XXVII. A GENUINE HUMBUG.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII. BARNUM IN THE FIELD.
    • CHAPTER XXIX. FIRST "NATIONAL" POULTRY-SHOW IN NEW YORK.
    • CHAPTER XXX. BARNUM'S INNATE DIFFIDENCE.
    • CHAPTER XXXI. A SUPPRESSED SPEECH.
    • CHAPTER XXXII. A "CONFIDENCE" MAN.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII. THE ESSENCE OF HUMBUG.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV. A TRUMP CARD.
    • CHAPTER XXXV. "HOLD YOUR HORSES."
    • CHAPTER XXXVI. TRICKS OF THE TRADE.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII. FINAL DEATH-THROES.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII. THE PORTE-MONNAIE I OWE 'EM COMPANY.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX. A SATISFACTORY PEDIGREE.
    • CHAPTER XL. "DOING THE GENTEEL THING."
    • CHAPTER XLI. THE FATE OF THE "MODEL" SHANGHAES.
    • CHAPTER XLII. AN EMPHATIC CLINCHER.
    • CHAPTER XLIII. "STAND FROM UNDER!"
    • CHAPTER XLIV. BURSTING OF THE BUBBLE.
    • CHAPTER XLV. THE DEAD AND WOUNDED.
    • CHAPTER XLVI. A MOURNFUL PROCESSION.
      • Order of March.
    • Order of March.
    • CHAPTER XLVII. MY SHANGHAE DINNER.
    • Footnotes
    • LIST OF BOOKS PUBLISHED BY JAMES FRENCH & CO., 78 Washington Street, Boston.
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