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Cynical Miss Catherwaight

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By: (1864-1916)

This is the story of Miss Catherwaight, collector of "dishonored honors" - medals of honor pawned by the persons they were awarded to. Part of Miss Catherwaight's collection are also the stories behind each award, and she tends to look down on their former owners for giving them away - until she finds a particular token in the shape of a heart...

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GALLEGHER AND OTHER STORIES

BY

RICHARD HARDING DAVIS

With Illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson

COPYRIGHT, 1891, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

TO MY MOTHER

CONTENTS

GALLEGHER: A NEWSPAPER STORY

A WALK UP THE AVENUE

MY DISREPUTABLE FRIEND, MR. RAEGEN

THE OTHER WOMAN

THE TRAILER FOR ROOM NO. 8

"THERE WERE NINETY AND NINE"

THE CYNICAL MISS CATHERWAIGHT

VAN BIBBER AND THE SWAN BOATS

VAN BIBBER'S BURGLAR

VAN BIBBER AS BEST MAN

GALLEGHER A Newspaper Story

[Illustration: "Why, it's Gallegher!" said the night editor.]

We had had so many office boys before Gallegher came among us that they had begun to lose the characteristics of individuals, and became merged in a composite photograph of small boys, to whom we applied the generic title of "Here, you"; or "You, boy."

We had had sleepy boys, and lazy boys, and bright, "smart" boys, who became so familiar on so short an acquaintance that we were forced to part with them to save our own self respect.

They generally graduated into district messenger boys, and occasionally returned to us in blue coats with nickel plated buttons, and patronized us... Continue reading book >>


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