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1st World Library, Jun 15, 2007 - 232 pages
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Though he rarely heeded its summons-cagy boy that he was-the telephone rang oftenest for Nick. Because of the many native noises of the place, the telephone had a special bell that was a combination buzz and ring. It sounded above the roar of outgoing cars, the splash of the hose, the sputter and hum of the electric battery in the rear. Nick heard it, unheeding. A voice-Smitty's or Mike's or Elmer's-answering its call. Then, echoing through the grey, vaulted spaces of the big garage: "Nick! Oh, Ni-ick!" From the other side of the great cement-floored enclosure, or in muffled tones from beneath a car: "Whatcha want?" "Dame on the wire." "I ain't in."

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Finished a trio of Ferber short story collections. This one i also liked.....a common theme seemed to be the conflict between the selfish, shallow, arrogant types and those hard-working, responsible ... Read full review

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Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Edna Ferber (1885-1968) was a novelist, short-story writer, and playwright whose work served as the inspiration for numerous Broadway plays and Hollywood films, including "Show Boat", "Cimarron", "Giant", "Saratoga Trunk", and "Ice Palace". She co-wrote the plays "The Royal Family", "Dinner at Eight", and "Stage Door" with George S. Kaufman and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1925 for her novel "So Big".

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