Skookum Chuck: A Novel

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Doubleday, Page, 1925 - 296 pages

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Page 31 - Small companies of self-conscious grebes proceeded effortlessly from nowhere in particular to nowhere else in particular, for the sole purpose of arching their long necks and proving that one does not have to be big in order to possess the far-famed swan-like grace (overrated creatures, swans, anyway, they remarked to each other; and so few of them as compared to Us).
Page 244 - How can I ever thank you? How can I ever repay you?
Page 32 - Having proved he could do it, he promptly descended again to his more congenial element with all the headlong rush and swish of a launched ship. The outraged echoes of the effort died. He wagged his little tail, ruffled his feathers, shook himself all over, and made unto himself low duck remarks of a congratulatory nature.
Page 31 - Trim, modest little drabchicks, consorting monogamously two by two, swam a trifle nervously back and forth, their slim necks upstretched, their eyes perplexedly bright, liking the place but deprecating the loud vulgarity, saying nothin
Page 55 - I sure have made a mistake. But I don't see what I can do about it now.
Page 80 - It was as plain as the nose on your face that she was deliberately avoiding him.
Page 189 - I came to milk the goats, sure enough there he stood again, just as before, right on a little ledge. He looked down at me and I looked up at him. ' Good-morning, oldtimer,' says I, ' I reckon this is the last time we will meet.

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