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Paul and the Printing Press   By: (1872-1968)

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Paul and the Printing Press

Sara Ware Bassett

Little, Brown and Company

[Illustration: Paul gazed up at the presses that towered high above his head. FRONTISPIECE. See Page 179. ]

The Invention Series

PAUL AND THE PRINTING PRESS

BY

SARA WARE BASSETT

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY A. O. SCOTT

BOSTON LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY 1920

Copyright, 1920, BY LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

All rights reserved Published April, 1920

Norwood Press Set up and electrotyped by J. S. Cushing Co., Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

"... Beneath the rule of men entirely great The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold The arch enchanter's wand! Itself a nothing But taking sorcery from the master hand To paralyze the Caesars and to strike The loud earth breathless! Take away the sword States can be saved without it!" BULWER LYTTON, Richelieu

It gives me pleasure to acknowledge the kindness of Mr. Edwin A. Grozier, the Editor and Publisher of The Boston Post , and the courtesy of his employees who have offered me every assistance in the preparation of this manuscript.

S. W. B.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I PAUL CAMERON HAS AN INSPIRATION 1

II THE CLASS MEETING AND WHAT FOLLOWED IT 13

III MR. CAMERON TAKES A HAND IN THE GAME 27

IV ANOTHER ALLY 41

V PAUL GIVES THANKS FOR HIS BLESSINGS 50

VI A GAME OF CARDS 61

VII A MAD TEA PARTY 74

VIII THE ROMANCE OF BOOKMAKING 86

IX PAUL EMBARKS ON ANOTHER VENTURE 101

X A DISASTER 111

XI TEMPTATION ASSAILS PAUL 125

XII TEMPORIZING 138

XIII THE CAMERONS HAVE A VISITOR 149

XIV PAUL MAKES A PILGRIMAGE TO THE CITY 162

XV THE DECISION 184

XVI AN AMAZING MIRACLE 195

XVII THE CLOUDS CLEAR 203

XVIII GRADUATION 212

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Paul gazed up at the presses that towered high above his head Frontispiece

" The March Hare !" he repeated with enthusiasm. "You've hit it, Cart!" PAGE 10

More than one dignified resident of the town struggled into an incongruous garment " 74

"But I can't take your money, Mr. Carter," gasped Paul " 136

PAUL AND THE PRINTING PRESS

CHAPTER I

PAUL CAMERON HAS AN INSPIRATION

It was the vision of a monthly paper for the Burmingham High School that first turned Paul Cameron's attention toward a printing press.

"Dad, how much does a printing press cost?" he inquired one evening as he sat down to dinner.

"A what ?"

"A printing press."

Mr. Cameron glanced up quizzically from the roast he was carving.

"Aren't you a trifle ambitious?"

Paul laughed.

"Perhaps I am," he admitted. "But I have often heard you say, 'Nothing venture, nothing have.'"

It was his father's turn to laugh.

"Yet why does your fancy take its flight toward a printing press?"

Eagerly Paul bent forward.

"Why you see, sir," he explained, "ever since I was chosen President of '20 I've wanted my class to be the finest the Burmingham High ever graduated. I want it to leave a record behind it, and do things no other class ever has. There has never been a school paper. They have them in other places... Continue reading book >>




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