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These are great period stories on gambling. The pieces cover cards, horse racing, poolrooms and wiretapping, etc. I believe they had been published in The Sun (NY) newspaper.
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Page 270 - A bright, new story by Hugh McHugh, detailing the adventures of his widely known hero, who, after a spirited courtship, is married and tries to settle down. His efforts along these lines are detailed with much humor. This will be one continuous story. Illustrated, attractively bound, 75 cents. BACK TO THE WOODS. (4oth Thousand) By the author of "John Henry," "Down the Line," "It's Up to You,
Page 271 - ... Louisville Courier Journal. "How absolutely sweet and clean and wholesome is the atmosphere of the story: It could not be anything else and come from her pen." — Brooklyn Eagle. 12mo, cloth bound, $1.50. THE CROMPTONS. (Fourth Edition) By Mary J. Holmes. " Whoever open the pages of ' The Cromptons' will find in it the elements which have made popular this author's thirty odd stories and carried her name, a household word, to millions of readers,
Page 270 - John Henry," "Down the Line," "It's Up to You," etc. This new "John Henry" book is really the best of the four. It is a complete story in seven chapters, further portraying the fortunes and misfortunes of John Henry, Clara Jane, Uncle Peter, Bunch, Aunt Martha and Tacks. Illustrations by Gordon Grant. Cloth bound, 75 cents. OUT FOR THE COIN. (First Edition Sept., 1903) By the author of "John Henry...
Page 270 - In the lottery of humorous books 'John Henry' seems to approximate the capital prize." — NY Journal. "All who have laughed over 'Billy Baxter' will heartily
Page 270 - Grant. Cloth bound, 75 cents. OUT FOR THE COIN. (First Edition Sept., 1903) By the author of "John Henry," "Down the Line with John Henry," "It's Up to You," "Back to the Woods," which combined. have reached a sale of over 240,000 copies. " Out for the Coin is another "Crackerjack Volume of Comedy" in which John Henry and his delightful friends find a new field for their stirring and amusing adventures.
Page 270 - I NEED THE MONEY By the author of "John Henry." "'I Need the Money,' the sixth of the 'Hugh McHugh' books, is capital like its fellows. The laugh lies beneath the bewildering fantastics of slang. It cannot be analyzed, for really there is nothing tangible to account for the laugh save the surprise of the delightful argot." — San Francisco Call. Illustrations by Gordon H. Grant. Cloth, gilt top, 75 cents. By the author of "John Henry.
Page 272 - Contains some excellent descriptions of battle, and there are stirring incidents not a few to fire the reader's blood."— Newark Evening Newt. "Will add to his reputation as a writer of delightful romance."— Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer. " The pages are illuminated here and there by telling bits of personal description of such men as Lincoln, Grant, Sheridan, Lee, Jackson, and the whole book is pervaded by a delightful and refreshing humor."— New Orleans Picayune.
Page 272 - H alley's works — is full of humorous and pathetic incidents, but, as in all this author's books, the main interest is in the wise and witty conversation of Josiah Allen's Wife. Illustrated, 8vo, cloth bound, $1.50. SAMANTHA AT THE ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION By Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley). The warm welcome given to Miss Holley's books the world over has been accorded to this one of her best productions. It is full of the same deft mixture of wit and pathos, eloquence and common sense, which...