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Fables in Slang

Fables in Slang by George Ade
By: (1866-1944)

While a columnist for The Chicago Record humorist George Ade penned numerous “fables” which were subsequently collected into books. Fables in Slang is the first of these collections. It contains 26 satirical stories that lampoon phrenologists, idealists, snobs, fanatics and other ignorant fools of the day, most of which still wander through our modern lives. Jean Shepherd considered Ade a predecessor who made writers like James Thurber, Mike Royko, and himself possible. Fables in Slang was first published in 1899 by Herbert S. Stone and Company.

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Fables in Slang

Fables in Slang

FABLES

IN

SLANG

by GEORGE ADE

ILLUSTRATED by CLYDE J.

NEWMAN

PUBLISHED BY

HERBERT S. STONE AND COMPANY CHICAGO & NEW YORK

MDCCCCI

COPYRIGHT, 1899, BY HERBERT S. STONE & CO.

The Author and the Publishers wish to acknowledge the courtesy of VICTOR F. LAWSON, ESQ., in permitting the reissue of these Fables in book form, after their appearance in the columns of THE CHICAGO RECORD.

SIXTY EIGHTH THOUSAND

Table of Contents

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The Fable of the Visitor Who Got a Lot for Three Dollars 1

The Fable of the Slim Girl Who Tried to Keep a Date that was Never Made 9

The Fable of the New York Person Who Gave the Stage Fright to Fostoria, Ohio 15

The Fable of the Kid Who Shifted His Ideal 23

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