Out of the Hurly-burly: Or, Life in an Odd Corner

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J. M. Stoddart, 1880 - 398 pages
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Contents

The View down the River Full Page
46
CHAPTER III
47
A Musical Navigator
48
The Nocturnal Dog
49
Mr Sawyers Nose
51
The Man with the Century Plant
53
A Lively Vegetable
54
Judge PitmanHis experiment in the barnA lesson in natu
56
The Judge introduces Himself
57
Pitmans Musical Experiment
59
That Infamous Egg
60
The Dog by the Wayside
61
Hauled In
63
An ALTERCATION WITH Cooley
66
A Female Professor Initial Letter
68
Studying Up
69
Magruders Wooing
72
Magruder Tells his Brother
73
The Class Going Up
74
A General Attack on the Subject Full Page
78
Peeping Through the Crack
79
A Furious Husband
80
CHAPTER VI
84
The Colonels Bravery
85
An Interview with Cooley
86
That Tombstone
87
Mr Mullins Explains
89
A Late Call
91
Excavating Her
92
The Raging Ehinoceros
94
The Rival Lovers
96
She Sat on Him
97
The Wild Man
98
Tio Battery and its peculiaritiesA lovely sceneSwede
99
NO TAQI 60 The Battery Fvll Page
102
An Ancient Warrior
103
A Raid on the MelonPatch
105
Communing with Joness Boy
106
64Held Fast
107
Taking him Out
108
Not Matched
109
Dosing a Cur
110
Much too Faithful Ill 71 Cruelty to an Animal
112
CHAPTER VIII
113
The Poet
114
The Editor Explaining his Views
115
The Throes of Composition
116
A Row of Readers
117
The Scene in the Sanctum
118
That Monkey
119
Mrs Smiths Woe
120
Bartholomews Indignant Father
122
Mr McFadden
124
The Editor meets the Poet
126
The Colonel in a Tight Place
127
Going up Stairs
128
In Highland Costume
130
Sawing him Out
131
Mrs Adelers Views
132
Bobs Trousers
133
The New Mazeppa Initial Letter
134
COOLEY AT AN AUCTION
135
CHAPTER X
152
Collamer Sings
162
He Asks a Question
163
CHAPTER XI
164
Pushing Off
165
Cooling Off
166
Fixing an Oar
167
141A Tangle
168
A Successor of Izaak Walton
169
A Disheartened Digger
170
Tears
171
The Last Match
172
Caught on a Limb
173
A Playful Eel
174
Pulling In
175
A South Sea Islander
177
The Vestry Meeting
178
The Funeral Service
179
He Paddled his own Canoe
180
Mrs Cooleys Servant
190
Bob as an Author
191
Mysterious Music
192
What does this Mean?
193
Henrys Brother tries Pressure
194
The Tomb of Chubb
195
General Chubbs Legs
196
The Influence of Art
197
CHAPTER XIII
200
Infant Spectators
201
An Ancievt Custom
202
CHAPTER XV
237
WO PAGE 230 A Conscientious Tombstone
244
Bishop Potts
245
A Warm Welcome
246
A Surprise for the Bishop
247
The Bride goes Home in a Row
248
Potts Meditates
249
The Bishop is Confounded
250
Starting the Third Time
252
Potts becomes Hysterical
253
Bob gives an Opinion
254
Old Fort KasimirTwo centuries agoThe goblins of the lane
255
The Site of Fort Kasimir Full Page
258
Modern Warriors
259
A Dutch Goblin
260
A Troublesome Cow
261
The Temperance Society makes an Inspection
262
The Judges Bitters Advertisements
263
Another Dozen
264
Cooleys Illuminated Nose
265
Out Brief Candle
266
Dr Hopkins is Amazed
267
Appalling Intelligence
268
The Commodores Tomb
269
The Fall of Simms
270
CHAPTER XVII
278
CHAPTER XIX
306
CHAPTER XX
324
CHAPTER XXI
334
Examining the Premises
335
We Proceed Carefully
336
An Explosion at Cooleys
339
The Remains Scatter
340
Fooling with a Gun
341
Selfridge Argues with Smith
342
The Eival Juries
343
Cooley Turns Up
344
Tossed the Little Baby
348
That Mummy
349
CHAPTER XXII
350
Pub Docs
351
Alphonso Lies in Wait
353
Death of Alphonso
354
Smith Bombards the Artists
355
The Lovers Float Ashore
356
A Parting Scene
357
Smiley is Intoxicated
358
He Leaped into the Sea
360
Bob is Rescued
361
355Nursing the Invalid
362
Pitman as a politicianHe is nominated for the Legislature
363
The Serenaders at Pitmans
365
359Cooley Argues with Daniel Webster
366
The Discomfited Drummer
367
The Kickapoos Mistake
369
A Patriotic Dutchman
370
Collapsed
371
The Committee Welcomes Mb
373
no PAGl 366 The Coldeyed Drummer
375
Go Mark him Well
376
368Mr Hotchkisss Joke
379
The Drummer Glares at Me
381
I Ketreat in Despair
386
CHAPTER XXIV
387
The Collars in his Trunk
389
A Shirtbutton Lost
390
At the Keception
392
Pitman Expresses his Views
394
The Final Bow
398

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