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Shorty McCabe on the Job   By: (1868-1946)

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Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford is an entertaining and humorous novel that follows the adventures of the witty and resourceful protagonist, Shorty McCabe. Set in early 20th century America, the story takes us on a wild ride through various situations that showcase McCabe's quick thinking and knack for problem-solving.

Ford's writing style is engaging and laced with clever dialogue that keeps readers hooked from the very beginning. The author's ability to create vivid and authentic characters is commendable, and McCabe himself is a standout. With his street-smart personality and an unyielding determination, McCabe's antics often lead him into comical predicaments that are thoroughly enjoyable.

The plot is well-paced and packs plenty of unexpected twists and turns, making it difficult to predict what will happen next. Ford effortlessly weaves together different storylines, which keeps the readers engaged and eager to discover how McCabe will manage to come out on top.

Additionally, Ford's attention to detail when describing the historical setting adds depth and richness to the narrative. Through colorful descriptions, readers get a real sense of the time period, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the story.

One of the highlights of the novel is the witty banter between McCabe and the various characters he encounters. Ford's talent for humor shines through brilliantly, providing plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. McCabe's humorous observations on life, love, and the pursuit of wealth make for delightful reading.

However, there are a few instances where the plot seems a bit contrived and convenient, stretching the reader's suspension of disbelief. Nevertheless, these minor flaws do not detract significantly from the overall enjoyment of the novel.

Ultimately, Shorty McCabe on the Job is a thoroughly entertaining read that will leave readers chuckling and eagerly anticipating McCabe's next misadventure. Sewell Ford's skillful storytelling and sharp wit make this book a must-read for fans of humorous fiction and those looking for a lighthearted escape into the world of a lovable scoundrel.

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Author of Shorty Mccabe, Side Stepping with Shorty, Etc.

Illustrated by F. Vaux Wilson

[Illustration: "It might give us some clew," says I, "as to what him and your paw had a run in about."]

New York Grosset & Dunlap Publishers

Copyright, 1913, 1914, 1915, by Sewell Ford Copyright, 1915, by Edward J. Clode All rights reserved



I. Wishing a New One on Shorty 1 II. A Few Squirms by Bayard 18 III. Peeking in on Pedders 32 IV. Two Singles to Goober 49 V. The Case of a Female Party 65 VI. How Millie Shook the Jinx 81 VII. Reverse English on Sonny Boy 100 VIII. Gumming Gopher to the Map 115 IX. What Lindy Had up Her Sleeve 131 X. A Case of Nobody Home 150 XI. Under the Wire with Edwin 165 XII. A Fifty Fifty Split with Hunk 182 XIII. A Follow Through by Eggy 198 XIV. Catching up with Gerald 217 XV... Continue reading book >>

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