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The Other Fellow   By: (1838-1915)

The Other Fellow by Francis Hopkinson Smith

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FICTION AND TRAVEL

By F. Hopkinson Smith.

CALEB WEST, MASTER DIVER. Illustrated. 12mo, $1.50.

TOM GROGAN. Illustrated. 12mo, gilt top, $1.50.

THE OTHER FELLOW. Illustrated. 12mo, $1.50.

A GENTLEMAN VAGABOND, AND SOME OTHERS. 16mo, $1.25.

COLONEL CARTER OF CARTERSVILLE. With 20 illustrations by the author and E. W. Kemble. 16mo, $1.25.

A DAY AT LAGUERRE'S AND OTHER DAYS. 16mo, $1.25.

A WHITE UMBRELLA IN MEXICO. Illustrated by the author. 16mo, gilt top, $1.50.

GONDOLA DAYS. Illustrated. 12mo, $1.50.

WELL WORN ROADS OF SPAIN, HOLLAND, AND ITALY, traveled by a Painter in search of the Picturesque. With 16 full page phototype reproductions of water color drawings, and text by F. HOPKINSON SMITH, profusely illustrated with pen and ink sketches. A Holiday volume. Folio, gilt top, $15.00.

THE SAME. Popular Edition. Including some of the illustrations of the above. 16mo, gilt top, $1.25.

HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. BOSTON AND NEW YORK.

THE OTHER FELLOW

[Illustration: "MISS NANNIE GIB MARSE TOM BOLING HER HAN'" ( Page 63 )]

The Other Fellow

By F. HOPKINSON SMITH

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY

The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1900

COPYRIGHT, 1899, BY F. HOPKINSON SMITH ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

CONTENTS

PAGE

Dick Sands, Convict 1

A Kentucky Cinderella 35

A Waterlogged Town 65

The Boy in the Cloth Cap 71

Between Showers in Dort 82

One of Bob's Tramps 113

According to the Law 124

"Never had no Sleep" 162

The Man with the Empty Sleeve 169

"Tincter ov Iron" 200

"Five Meals for a Dollar" 206

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE

"Miss Nannie gib Marse Tom Boling her han'" (page 63) Frontispiece

Aunt Chloe 36

"Her head crammed full of hifalutin' notions" 66

Through streets embowered in trees 82

The gossips lean in the doorways 88

Drenched leaves quivering 94

An ancient Groote Kerk 108

"Forty two cents" 216

DICK SANDS, CONVICT.

I

The stage stopped at a disheartened looking tavern with a sagging porch and sprawling wooden steps. A fat man with a good natured face, tagged with a gray chin whisker, bareheaded, and without a coat there was snow on the ground, too and who said he was the landlord, lifted my yellow bag from one of the long chintz covered stage cushions, and preceded me through a sanded hall into a low ceiled room warmed by a red hot stove, and lighted by windows filled with geraniums in full bloom. The effect of this color was so surprising, and the contrast to the desolate surroundings outside so grateful, that, without stopping to register my name, I drew up a chair and joined the circle of baking loungers. My oversight was promptly noted by the clerk a sallow faced young man with an uncomfortably high collar, red necktie, and stooping shoulders and as promptly corrected by his dipping a pen in a wooden inkstand and holding the book on his knee until I could add my own superscription to those on its bespattered page. He had been considerate enough not to ask me to rise.

The landlord studied the signature, his spectacles on his nose, and remarked in a kindly tone:

"Oh, you're the man what's going to lecture to the college."

"Yes; how far is it from here?"

"'Bout two miles out, Bingville way. You'll want a team, won't you? If I'd knowed it was you when yer got out I'd told the driver to come back for you. But it's all right he's got to stop here again in half an hour soon 's he leaves the mail."

I thanked him and asked him to see that the stage called for me at half past seven, as I was to speak at eight o'clock... Continue reading book >>




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