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Happy-Thought Hall   By: (1836-1917)

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[ Transcriber's Note:

Inconsistent hyphenation and spacing of abbreviations have been retained as in the original. Corrections of spelling and punctuation are listed at the end of this file. ]

HAPPY THOUGHT HALL.

BY

F. C. BURNAND,

AUTHOR OF "HAPPY THOUGHTS," "MORE HAPPY THOUGHTS," "OUT OF TOWN," &c.

[Illustration]

ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR

BOSTON: ROBERTS BROTHERS. 1872.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

THE IDEA ADVICE TITLE PLAN ON PAPER SUGGESTION COST BOODELS OLD FRIENDS JENKYNS SOAMES DESIGNS STAIRCASES BAYS OBJECTIONS ORDER OF ARCHITECTURE STABLES PRICE GIVEN UP CAZELL'S IDEA 1

CHAPTER II.

NOTIONS GUIDE WANTED BLACKMEER CHILVERN HIS ELEMENT VIEWS OBSERVATIONS DISCUSSIONS FISHING TROUT SHROPSHIRE THE LAKE THE SOLITARY CASTLE HERMITS GAMES DIFFERENCES AT THE HOUSE 13

CHAPTER III.

WITHIN THE HOUSEKEEPER WINDOWS INFORMATION THE ORIEL VIEW FLOOR MILBURD'S INQUIRY TYPICAL DEVELOPMENT MATERIAL AN EXAMPLE CRONE POOR MEDITATIONS THE FRESCO TAPESTRY ARMOUR MICE RATS THE GHOST 19

CHAPTER IV.

ALONE THE SECRET DOOR UNSOCIABILITY THE PICTURE GRIM THOUGHTS ONE CHEERFUL IDEA MELON HIDING CRUEL JOKES SPIRAL ANGLES ASSASSINS WHITE LADY A COMFORT NERVES THE DOOR A GROWL SNIFFS A FOLLOWER REASONING SAD THOUGHTS OUT AT LAST 24

CHAPTER V.

ON THE ROOF DOWN AGAIN FURTHER INSPECTION VARIETY ELIZABETHAN NORMAN COLOUR RAYS FILTERED CUI BONO? SUGGESTION PLAY IN STORE THE STABLES PREVIOUS TENANTS GOOD INTENTIONS NAME 31

CHAPTER VI.

CHOOSING A PARTY.

ROOMS DECISION ODD MEN RETURN ARRANGEMENTS THEORIES OBJECTIONS PROPOSITIONS ELECTIONS THE LADIES WHO'S HOST? GUESTS HOSTESS MORE PROPOSALS GRANDMOTHERS AUNTS HALF SISTERS SISTERHOOD PROPOSED GRAND IDEA CHAPERONS TERMS IDEAL A PROFESSION A DEFECT OR ADVANTAGE ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS OLD MAN DULNESS THEATRICAL PLANS THE PRESIDENT EXPLANATION IDEA 36

CHAPTER VII.

THE NEW ORDER.

A BROTHERHOOD SIMPLICITY A DIFFICULTY MET ILLUSTRATIONS PROCEEDINGS INTERVIEW QUESTION ANSWER MODELS PETITS FRÈRES TERMS RULES AND REGULATIONS THE SCHEME DISMISSED THE LIST SETTLED 44

CHAPTER VIII.

A MORNING DISCUSSION.

ON DEAFNESS ESCAPES BUTTONHOLED A DISCUSSION MORNING LOST RAGE DESPAIR 53

CHAPTER IX.

A WET DAY.

RAIN THE MEDFORDS CONVERSATION A PROPOSAL ACCEPTED THE TRICK THE LECTURE 60

CHAPTER X.

OUT OF AN ALBUM ON LOSS OF PATIENCE MRS. FRIMMELY'S SUGGESTION A DAY DANCE 71

CHAPTER XI.

A NIGHT SURPRISE 78

CHAPTER XII.

OUR LIBRARY BUSTS DISTINGUISHED CHARACTERS MELANCHOLY GUESSES SOAMES MRS. BOODELS AGAIN MILBURD HIS JOKE A NUISANCE 80

CHAPTER XIII.

MUSIC MEDFORD MILBURD'S SONG CONSEQUENCE OPINIONS NOTE COMPLIMENTS EPIGRAM THE DAMP FIREWORK 84

CHAPTER XIV.

OUR POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS 88

CHAPTER XV.

MRS. BOODELS BOODELS HIS GRANDMOTHER'S OBSERVATION HER FATE SEALED THE COMEDY HER DEPOSITION NEW PROPOSAL AWKWARD MILBURD'S RELATION INVITATION THE DINNER HOUR RECOMMENDATION DECISION 91

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