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Cheerful Smugglers

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By: (1869-1937)

Saving for the baby's education: how can a young family be disciplined so as to regularly put money in the pig (bank)? Why, put a tariff on all items coming into the house, just like the U.S. Government does/did for items coming into the country! But the devil is in the details; what about taxing items brought in by visitors? Is the housemaid herself a taxable item? What items really are 'necessaries' versus luxuries? When visitors arrive these guests stoop to either 'smuggling' in their luggage items to avoid having to pay up to 30% of the value, or wear only what they came dressed in. The hosts are equally hypocritical, but all parties accuse the others of cheating. How will the education fund fare? Will the guest leave in a huff? Find out!

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The Cheerful Smugglers

By

Ellis Parker Butler

Author of "Confessions of a Daddy," "Pigs is Pigs," etc.

With illustrations by May Wilson Preston

New York The Century Co. 1908

Copyright, 1908, by THE CENTURY CO.

Copyright, 1907, by The Phelps Publishing Co.

Published, May, 1908

THE DE VINNE PRESS

[Illustration: "'We ought to have a domestic tariff'"]

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE

I THE FENELBY TARIFF 3

II THE BOX OF BON BONS 34

III KITTY'S TRUNKS 57

IV BILLY 91

V THE PINK SHIRT WAIST 110

VI BRIDGET 139

VII THE AMATEUR DETECTIVE 158

VIII THE FIELD OF DISHONOR 189

IX BOBBERTS INTERVENES 206

X TARIFF REFORM 229

XI THE COUP D'ÉTAT 251

List of Illustrations

"'We ought to have a domestic tariff'" Frontispiece

PAGE

"She was busy with Bobberts" 27

Bobberts 39

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