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artful, eel-hipped dodger. (P.
golden key of the Capital in h case. (P. 1.)
Donahey, she's listened to banging since 1897. (P. 6.)
ongs of less burly males and es of highly agitated females. 3.)
Forts to make the patient feel he is not one of many. (P. 20.)
Keeping the Telephone Alive
Americans have learned to depend on the telephone, in fair weather or in foul, for the usual affairs of the day or for the dire emergency in the dead of night. Its continuous service is taken as a matter of course.
The marvel of it is that the millions of thread-like wires are kept alive and ready to vibrate at one's slightest breath. A few drops of water in a cable, a faulty connection in the wire maze of a switchboard, a violent sleet, rain or wind storm or the mere falling of a branch will often jeopardize the service.
Every channel for the speech currents must be kept electrically intact. The task is as endless as housekeeping. Inspection of apparatus, equipment and all parts of the plant is going on all the time. Wire chiefs at "test boards" locate trouble on the wires though miles away. Repairmen, the "trouble hunters," are at work constantly wherever they are needed in city streets, country roads or in the seldom-trodden trails of the wilderness.
Providing telephone service for this great nation is a huge undertaking. To keep this vast mechanism always electrically alive and dependable is the unending task of tens of thousands of skillful men and women in every state in the Union.
Uncle Freemantle Hopkins was a retired sea captain, with an anchor on the back of each hand and a lady circus performer tattooed on his left arm.
He had been almost shipwrecked in every quarter of the globe; he had fought pirates with and without earrings; he had met cannibals in their Sunday clothes, and monkeys in South Sea Islands had stunned him by dropping cocoanuts on his head.
Once there was a mutiny on Uncle Freemantle's ship, and when he got it quelled he had hardly a whisker left.
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A turbulent tale of chorus girls and stolen jewelry. (P. 15.)
Noisy, showy Tuchuns. (P. 12)
Are They Just Dolls To You?
ATHERINE THE GREAT, Genghis Khan, Muhammad, Charlotte Corday, Cromwell-are they spiritless ures of sawdust stored away in the attic of your mind? > you fully realize that the life-blood coursed gloriously ugh their veins? They lived recklessly: a bold word, an dicious kiss, and the flame was snuffed out. They loved rously: through their passions empires trembled - were or gained. Some dreamed impossibilities: their world ›ed doubted - accepted - and then defended their dreams. That was it that marked them for posterity, while their
brothers and sisters sank into oblivion? To outward appearances these men and women were ordinary mortals, helpless as leaves in a wind. They did not make themselves great. They were shaped by their time-swept along by the tremendous forces of circumstance-brought to the surface, to greatness, by destiny.
Wells recognizes them as the helpless human beings they were. He fits them in where they belong. They are bright splotches of color in his swift-moving, dramatic story of mankind. He has caught the spirit that makes for greatness. The souls of these great personalities leap into life in
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