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The Idiot

The Idiot by John Kendrick Bangs
By: (1862-1922)

The Idiot is anything but, yet his fellow boarders at Mrs. Smithers-Pedagog’s home for single gentlemen see him as such. His brand of creative thought is dismissed as foolishness yet it continues to get under their skin, because when you’re beneath contempt you can say what you please. – This is the first of John Kendrick Bangs' “Idiot” books and was published by Harper and Brothers in 1895.

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THE IDIOT

by

JOHN KENDRICK BANGS

Author of "Coffee and Repartee" "The Water Ghost, and Others" "Three Weeks in Politics" Etc.

Illustrated

New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1895 Copyright, 1895, by Harper & Brothers. All rights reserved.

TO WILLIAM K. OTIS

ILLUSTRATIONS

"CERTAINLY. I ASKED FOR ANOTHER CUP"

"THE NUISANCE OF HAVING TO PAY"

"SHE COULD NOT POSSIBLY GET ABOARD AGAIN"

"DEMANDS TICKETS FOR TWO"

"THEY ARE GIVEN TO REHEARSING AT ALL HOURS"

"'HA! HA! I HAVE HIM NOW!'"

"HAS YOUR FRIEND COMPLETED HIS ARTICLE ON OLD JOKES?"

THEY DEPARTED

"YOU FISH ALL DAY, AND HAVE NO LUCK"

HE COULD BE HEARD THROWING THINGS ABOUT

"HE WAS NOT MURDERED"

"SUPERINTENDENT SMITHERS HAS NOT ABSCONDED"

THE INSPIRED BOARDER PAID HIS BILL

"I KNOW YOU CAN'T, BECAUSE IT ISN'T THERE"

"YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF HEARD IN SAN FRANCISCO"

THE PROPHETOGRAPH

"I GRASPED IT IN MY TWO HANDS"

"PIANO PLAYING ISN'T ALWAYS MUSIC"

"THE MOON ITSELF WILL BE USED"

"DECLINES TO BE RIDDEN"

"THE BIBLIOMANIAC WOULD BE RAISING BULBS"

"DIDN'T KNOW ENOUGH TO CHOOSE HIS OWN FACE"

"JANITORS HAVE TO BE SEEN TO"

"MY ELOQUENCE FLOATED UP THE AIR SHAFT"

THE IDIOT

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