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Biltmore Oswald

Biltmore Oswald by J. Thorne Smith, Jr.
By: (1892-1934)

The hilarious diary of a young man's recruitment into, and service in a navy, which, though well equipped and disciplined, remains woefully ill prepared for his arrival and dubious contribution. (Introduction by Nigel Boydell)

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BILTMORE OSWALD

THE DIARY OF A HAPLESS RECRUIT

BY

J. THORNE SMITH, JR. U.S.N.R.F.

WITH 31 ILLUSTRATIONS IN BLACK AND WHITE

BY

RICHARD DORGAN (" Dick Dorgan ") U.S.N.R.F.

[Illustration]

NEW YORK

FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY

PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1918, by

Frederick A. Stokes Company All Rights Reserved

Reprinted from THE BROADSIDE A JOURNAL FOR THE NAVAL RESERVE FORCE

DEDICATION

To my buddies, an unscrupulous, clamorous crew of pirates, as loyal and generous a lot as ever returned a borrowed dress jumper with dirty tapes; to numerous jimmy legs and P.O.'s whose cantankerous tempers have furnished me with much material for this book; and also to a dog, an admirable dog whom I choose to call Mr. Fogerty, with apologies to this dog if in these pages his slave has unwittingly maligned his character or in any way cast suspicion upon his moral integrity.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

"Biltmore Oswald" Frontispiece

"'Do you enlist for foreign service?' he snapped. 'Sure,' I replied, 'it will all be foreign to me'" 2

"The departure was moist" 3

"Hospital apprentice treated me to a shot of Pelham 'hop'" 4

"I feel like a masquerade" 5

"This, I thought, was adding insult to injury" 6

"Mother kept screaming through the wire about my underwear" 7

"A bill from a restaurant for $18... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 1 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - May 11, 2016
Subject: Biltmore Oswald
To silly to bear listing past chapter two, obviously I have no understanding of humour.


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