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Queed   By: (1880-1930)

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[Illustration: MR. QUEED, YOU ARE AFFLICTED WITH A FATAL MALADY. YOUR COSMOS IS ALL EGO]

QUEED

A NOVEL

BY

HENRY SYDNOR HARRISON

WITH A FRONTISPIECE BY R.M. CROSBY

[Illustration: TOVT RIEN OV RIEN]

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

The Riverside Press Cambridge 1911

TO MY MOTHER

CONTENTS

I First Meeting between a Citizen in Spectacles and the Great Pleasure Dog Behemoth; also of Charles Gardiner West, a Personage at Thirty . 3

II Mrs. Paynter's Boarding House: which was not founded as an Eleemosynary Institution . 14

III Encounter between Charlotte Lee Weyland, a Landlady's Agent, and Doctor Queed, a Young Man who wouldn't pay his Board . 25

IV Relating how Two Stars in their Courses fought for Mr. Queed; and how he accepted Remunerative Employment under Colonel Cowles, the Military Political Economist . 40

V Selections from Contemporary Opinions of Mr. Queed; also concerning Henry G. Surface, his Life and Deeds; of Fifi, the Landlady's Daughter, and how she happened to look up Altruism in the Dictionary . 51

VI Autobiographical Data imparted, for Sound Business Reasons, to a Landlady's Agent; of the Agent's Other Title, etc. 64

VII In which an Assistant Editor, experiencing the Common Desire to thrash a Proof Reader, makes a Humiliating Discovery; and of how Trainer Klinker gets a Pupil the Same Evening . 79

VIII Formal Invitation to Fifi to share Queed's Dining Room (provided it is very cold upstairs); and First Outrage upon the Sacred Schedule of Hours . 93

IX Of Charles Gardiner West, President Elect of Blaines College, and his Ladies Fair: all in Mr. West's Lighter Manner . 104

X Of Fifi on Friendship, and who would be sorry if Queed died; of Queed's Mad Impulse, sternly overcome; of his Indignant Call upon Nicolovius, the Old Professor . 114

XI Concerning a Plan to make a Small Gift to a Fellow Boarder, and what it led to in the Way of Calls; also touching upon Mr. Queed's Dismissal from the Post, and the Generous Resolve of the Young Lady, Charles Weyland . 127

XII More Consequences of the Plan about the Gift, and of how Mr. Queed drinks his Medicine like a Man; Fifi on Men, and how they do; Second Corruption of the Sacred Schedule . 137

XIII "Taking the Little Doctor Down a Peg or Two": as performed for the First and Only Time by Sharlee Weyland . 146

XIV In which Klinker quotes Scripture, and Queed has helped Fifi with her Lessons for the Last Time . 163

XV In a Country Churchyard, and afterwards; of Friends: how they take your Time while they live, and then die, upsetting your Evening's Work; and what Buck Klinker saw in the Scriptorium at 2 a.m. . 174

XVI Triumphal Return of Charles Gardiner West from the Old World; and of how the Other World had wagged in his Absence . 186

XVII A Remeeting in a Cemetery: the Unglassed Queed who loafed on Rustic Bridges; of the Consequences of failing to tell a Lady that you hope to see her again soon . 200

XVIII Of President West of Old Blaines College, his Trustees and his Troubles; his Firmness in the Brown Jones Hazing Incident so misconstrued by Malicious Asses; his Article for the Post, and why it was never printed: all ending in West's Profound Dissatisfaction with the Rewards of Patriotism . 216

XIX The Little House on Duke of Gloucester Street; and the Beginning of Various Feelings, Sensibilities, and Attitudes between two Lonely Men . 239

XX Meeting of the Post Directors to elect a Successor to Colonel Cowles; Charles Gardiner West's Sensible Remarks on Mr... Continue reading book >>




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