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Whale

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Whale by Ellis Parker Butler is a heartwarming and humorous tale about a man named Mr. Mackintosh who decides to purchase a small whale to keep as a pet. The story follows their adventures together as Mackintosh tries to keep the whale hidden from his wife and neighbors, while also dealing with the challenges of caring for such a large and unpredictable creature.

Butler's writing is delightfully whimsical and filled with clever humor, making for an enjoyable and entertaining read. The characters are endearing and relatable, and the unlikely friendship between Mackintosh and the whale is heartwarming and touching.

Overall, Whale is a charming and lighthearted story that will appeal to readers of all ages. Butler's playful storytelling and memorable characters make this book a must-read for anyone looking for a feel-good tale that will leave a smile on their face.

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His career spanned more than forty years, and his stories, poems, and articles were published in more than 225 magazines. His work appeared alongside that of his contemporaries, including Mark Twain, Sax Rohmer, James B. Hendryx, Berton Braley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Don Marquis, Will Rogers, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Despite the enormous volume of his work, Butler was, for most of his life, only a part-time author. He worked full-time as a banker and was very active in his local community. A founding member of both the Dutch Treat Club and the Authors League of America, Butler was an always-present force in the New York City literary scene.


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