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Jersey Street and Jersey Lane Urban and Suburban Sketches   By: (1855-1896)

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JERSEY STREET AND JERSEY LANE

URBAN AND SUBURBAN SKETCHES

BY H. C. BUNNER

ILLUSTRATED BY A. B. FROST, B. WEST CLINEDINST, IRVING R. WILES AND KENNETH FRAZIER

[Illustration: A TANGLED PATH]

NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1896

COPYRIGHT, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

Press of J. J. Little & Co. Astor Place, New York

TO

A. L. B.

CONTENTS

JERSEY AND MULBERRY 1

TIEMANN'S TO TUBBY HOOK 33

THE BOWERY AND BOHEMIA 67

THE STORY OF A PATH 99

THE LOST CHILD 135

A LETTER TO TOWN 175

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

" A tangled path " FRONTISPIECE

" The old lady sat down and wrote that letter " 6

" Sometimes a woman with a shawl over her head exchanges a few words with him " 9

" And down in the big, red chair big sister plunks little sister " 12

" Then there is Mamie, the pretty girl in the window " 14

" And plays on the Italian bagpipes " 16

" A Jewish sweater with coats on his shoulder " 20

" Glass put in man " 21

" Poor woman with market basket " 21

" A Chinaman who stalks on with no expression at all " 24

" The children are dancing " 25

" The girl you loved was really grown up and too old for you " 36

" A few of the old family estates were kept up after a fashion " 40

" A random goat of poverty " 41

" The paint works that had paid for its building " 45

" A mansion imposing still in spite of age " 49

" She wound the great, tall, white columns with these strips " 53

" Here also was a certain dell " 57

" The railroad embankment beyond which lay the pretty, blue Hudson " 59

" The wreck of the woods where I used to scramble " 60

" A little enclosure that is called a park " 63

" It was a very pretty young lady who opened the door " 64

" An old gentleman from Rondout on the Hudson " 70

" Young gentlemen sitting in a pot house at high noon " 72

" A gentleman permanently in temporary difficulties " 74

" A jackal is a man generally of good address " 81

" The Bowery is the most marvellous thoroughfare in the world " 85

" More and stranger wares than uptown people ever heard of " 89

" Probably the edibles are in the majority " 91

" The Polish Jews with their back yards full of chickens " 93

" The Anarchist Russians " 94

" The Scandinavians of all sorts who come up from the wharfs " 96

" Through the rich man's country " 108

" A convenient way through the woods " 112

" The lonely old trapper who had dwelt on that mountain " 114

" Malvina Dodd took the winding track that her husband had laid out " 118

" Here the old man would sit down and wait " 120

" He did a little grading with a mattock " 121

" The laborers found it and took it " 125

" The tinkers and the rest of the old time gentry of the road " 128

" I used to go down that path on the dead run " 131

" 'I'm Latimer,' said the man on the horse " 139

" That boy of Penrhyn's the little one with the yellow hair " 143

" Lanterns and hand lamps dimly lit up faces " 149

" The river, the river, oh, my boy !" 152

" The father leaned forward and clutched the arms of his chair " 155

" They had just met after a long beat " 164

" Half a dozen men naked to the waist scrubbing themselves " 167

" The mother knew that her lost child was found " 173

" The desperate young men of the bachelor apartments " 180

" The hot, lifeless days of summer in your town house " 183

" 'That's no Johnny jumper!' " 185

" Other local troubles " 189

" You send for Pat Brannigan " 192

" A little plain strip of paper headed 'Memorandum of sale' " 200

JERSEY AND MULBERRY

I found this letter and comment in an evening paper, some time ago, and I cut the slip out and kept it for its cruelty:

TO THE EDITOR OF THE EVENING ... Continue reading book >>




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