Books > Old Books > The Collected Short Stories Of Ring Lander (1924)


Page 447

THE FACTS

I
THE engagement was broken off before it was announced. So only a thousand or so of the intimate friends and relatives of the parties knew anything about it. What they knew was that there had been an engagement and that there was one no longer. The cause of the breach they merely guessed, and most of the guesses were, in most particulars, wrong.
Each intimate and relative had a fragment of the truth. It remained for me to piece the fragments together. It was a difficult job, but I did it. Part of my evidence is hearsay; the major portion is fully corroborated. And not one of my witnesses had anything to gain through perjury.
So I am positive that I have at my tongue's end the facts, and I believe that in justice to everybody concerned I should make them public. •
Ellen McDonald had lived on the North Side of Chicago for twenty-one years. Billy Bowen had been a South-Sider for seven years longer. But neither knew of the other's existence until they met in New York, the night before the Army-Navy game.
Bilh~, sitting with a business acquaintance at a neighboring table in Tonio's, was spotted by a male member of Ellen's party, a Chicagoan, too. He was urged to come on over. He did, and was introduced. The business acquaintance was also urged, came, was introduced and forgotten; forgotten, that is, by every one but the waiter, who observed that he danced not nor told stories, and figured that his function must be to pay. The business acquaintance had been Billy's guest. Now he became host, and without seeking the oNice.
It was not that Billy and Miss McDonald's male friends were niggards. But unfortunately for the b. a., the checks always happened to arrive when everybody else was dancing or so hysterical over Billy's repartee as to be potentially insolvent.
Billy was somewhere between his fourteenth and twenty-first highball; in other words, at his best, from the audience's standpoint.

travel books:
where is HTML where is HEAD where is TITLE I what is engagement was broken off before it was announced. So only a thousand or so of what is intimate friends and relatives of what is parties knew anything about it. What they knew was that there had been an engagement and that there was one no longer. what is cause of what is breach they merely guessed, and most of what is guesses were, in most particulars, wrong. Each intimate and relative had a fragment of what is truth. It remained for me to piece what is fragments together. It was a difficult job, but I did it. Part of my evidence is hearsay; what is major portion is fully corroborated. And not one of my witnesses had anything to gain through perjury. So I am positive that I have at my tongue's end what is facts, and I believe that in justice to everybody concerned I should make them public. " Ellen McDonald had lived on what is North Side of Chicago for twenty-one years. Billy Bowen had been a South-Sider for seven years longer. But neither knew of what is other's existence until they met in New York, what is night before what is Army-Navy game. Bilh~, sitting with a business acquaintance at a neighboring table in Tonio's, was spotted by a male member of Ellen's party, a Chicagoan, too. He was urged to come on over. He did, and was introduced. what is business acquaintance was also urged, came, was introduced and forgotten; forgotten, that is, by every one but what is waiter, who observed that he danced not nor told stories, and figured that his function must be to pay. what is business acquaintance had been Billy's guest. Now he became host, and without seeking what is oNice. It was not that Billy and Miss McDonald's male friends were niggards. But unfortunately for what is b. a., what is checks always happened to arrive when everybody else was dancing or so hysterical over Billy's repartee as to be potentially insolvent. Billy was somewhere between his fourteenth and twenty-first highball; in other words, at his best, from what is audience's standpoint. old books, Free book online, old book: what is Collected Short Stories Of Ring Lander (1924) where is meta name="keywords" content="old books, Free book , free book offer , free audio books , free coloring book pages , free book reports , free audio book , audio books free download , book free , free guest book , books free , free book summaries , download free audio books , free childrens books." where is where are they now rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../style.css" where is meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" where is BODY bgColor=#ffffff text="#000000" where are they now ="#000000" v where are they now ="#FF0000" where is div align="center" where is strong where is a href="http://www.aaoldbooks.com" Books > where is a href="../default.asp" title="Book" Old Books > where is strong where is a href="default.asp" title="The Collected Short Stories Of Ring Lander (1924)" The Collected Short Stories Of Ring Lander (1924) where is table width="729" border="0" align="center" where is center where is tr where is td height="61" where is hr where is script type="text/javascript" google_hints = "books,old books,magazines,old story"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; google_ad_format = "728x90_as"; google_ad_type = "text"; google_ad_channel =""; google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_ where are they now = "800000"; google_color_url = "800000"; google_color_text = "000000"; //-- where is /script where is script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" where is /script where is hr where is table width="700" border="1" align="center" cellpadding="15" cellspacing="0" where is center where is tr where is td width="160" align="center" valign="top" where is div align="center" where is script type="text/javascript" google_hints = "books,old books,magazines,old story"; google_ad_width = 160; google_ad_height = 600; google_ad_format = "160x600_as"; google_ad_type = "text_image"; google_ad_channel =""; google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_ where are they now = "800000"; google_color_url = "800000"; google_color_text = "000000"; //-- where is /script where is script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" where is /script where is td align="center" valign="top" where is div align="left" where is div align="left" where is p align="left" Page 447 where is p align="center" where is strong what is FACTS where is p align="left" I what is engagement was broken off before it was announced. So only a thousand or so of what is intimate friends and relatives of what is parties knew anything about it. What they knew was that there had been an engagement and that there was one no longer. what is cause of what is breach they merely guessed, and most of what is guesses were, in most particulars, wrong. Each intimate and relative had a fragment of what is truth. It remained for me to piece what is fragments together. It was a difficult job, but I did it. Part of my evidence is hearsay; what is major portion is fully corroborated. And not one of my witnesses had anything to gain through perjury. So I am positive that I have at my tongue's end what is facts, and I believe that in justice to everybody concerned I should make them public. • Ellen McDonald had lived on what is North Side of Chicago for twenty-one years. Billy Bowen had been a South-Sider for seven years longer. But neither knew of what is other's existence until they met in New York, what is night before what is Army-Navy game. Bilh~, sitting with a business acquaintance at a neighboring table in Tonio's, was spotted by a male member of Ellen's party, a Chicagoan, too. He was urged to come on over. He did, and was introduced. The business acquaintance was also urged, came, was introduced and forgotten; forgotten, that is, by every one but what is waiter, who observed that he danced not nor told stories, and figured that his function must be to pay. what is business acquaintance had been Billy's guest. Now he became host, and without seeking what is oNice. It was not that Billy and Miss McDonald's male friends were niggards. But unfortunately for what is b. a., what is checks always happened to arrive when everybody else was dancing or so hysterical over Billy's repartee as to be potentially insolvent. Billy was somewhere between his fourteenth and twenty-first highball; in other words, at his best, from what is audience's standpoint. where is tr where is td height="72" colspan="2" align="center" valign="top" where is script type="text/javascript" google_hints = "books,old books,magazines,old story"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; google_ad_format = "728x90_as"; google_ad_type = "text"; google_ad_channel =""; google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_ where are they now = "800000"; google_color_url = "800000"; google_color_text = "000000"; //-- where is /script where is script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" where is /script where is Server.Execute("_SiteMap.asp") %

Pages: default , 003 , 004 , 005 , 006 , 007 , 008 , 009 , 010 , 011 , 013 , 014 , 015 , 016 , 017 , 018 , 019 , 020 , 021 , 022 , 023 , 024 , 025 , 026 , 027 , 028 , 029 , 030 , 031 , 032 , 035 , 036 , 037 , 038 , 039 , 040 , 041 , 042 , 043 , 044 , 045 , 046 , 047 , 048 , 049 , 050 , 051 , 053 , 054 , 055 , 056 , 057 , 058 , 059 , 060 , 061 , 062 , 063 , 065 , 066 , 067 , 068 , 069 , 070 , 071 , 072 , 073 , 074 , 075 , 076 , 077 , 078 , 079 , 080 , 081 , 082 , 083 , 084 , 085 , 087 , 088 , 089 , 090 , 091 , 092 , 093 , 094 , 095 , 096 , 097 , 098 , 099 , 100 , 101 , 102 , 103 , 104 , 105 , 106 , 107 , 109 , 110 , 111 , 112 , 113 , 114 , 115 , 116 , 117 , 118 , 119 , 120 , 121 , 122 , 123 , 124 , 125 , 126 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 132 , 133 , 134 , 135 , 136 , 137 , 138 , 139 , 141 , 142 , 143 , 144 , 145 , 146 , 147 , 148 , 149 , 150 , 151 , 152 , 153 , 154 , 155 , 156 , 157 , 158 , 159 , 160 , 161 , 162 , 163 , 164 , 165 , 166 , 167 , 168 , 169 , 170 , 171 , 172 , 173 , 174 , 175 , 176 , 177 , 178 , 179 , 181 , 182 , 183 , 184 , 185 , 186 , 187 , 188 , 189 , 190 , 191 , 192 , 193 , 194 , 195 , 196 , 197 , 199 , 200 , 201 , 202 , 203 , 204 , 205 , 206 , 207 , 208 , 209 , 211 , 212 , 213 , 214 , 215 , 216 , 217 , 218 , 219 , 220 , 221 , 222 , 223 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 227 , 228 , 229 , 230 , 231 , 232 , 233 , 234 , 235 , 237 , 238 , 239 , 240 , 241 , 242 , 243 , 244 , 245 , 246 , 247 , 249 , 250 , 251 , 252 , 253 , 254 , 255 , 256 , 257 , 258 , 259 , 260 , 261 , 262 , 263 , 264 , 265 , 266 , 267 , 268 , 269 , 271 , 272 , 273 , 274 , 275 , 276 , 277 , 278 , 279 , 280 , 281 , 283 , 284 , 285 , 286 , 287 , 288 , 289 , 290 , 291 , 292 , 293 , 294 , 295 , 296 , 297 , 298 , 299 , 300 , 301 , 302 , 303 , 305 , 306 , 307 , 308 , 309 , 310 , 311 , 312 , 313 , 314 , 315 , 317 , 318 , 319 , 320 , 321 , 322 , 323 , 324 , 325 , 327 , 328 , 329 , 330 , 331 , 332 , 333 , 334 , 335 , 336 , 337 , 338 , 339 , 340 , 341 , 342 , 343 , 344 , 345 , 347 , 348 , 349 , 350 , 351 , 352 , 353 , 354 , 355 , 357 , 358 , 359 , 360 , 361 , 362 , 363 , 364 , 365 , 366 , 367 , 368 , 369 , 370 , 371 , 372 , 373 , 375 , 376 , 377 , 378 , 379 , 380 , 381 , 382 , 383 , 385 , 386 , 387 , 388 , 389 , 390 , 391 , 392 , 393 , 394 , 395 , 396 , 397 , 398 , 399 , 400 , 401 , 402 , 403 , 404 , 405 , 406 , 409 , 410 , 411 , 412 , 413 , 414 , 415 , 416 , 417 , 419 , 420 , 421 , 422 , 423 , 424 , 425 , 426 , 427 , 428 , 429 , 430 , 431 , 432 , 433 , 434 , 435 , 436 , 437 , 438 , 439 , 440 , 441 , 442 , 443 , 444 , 445 , 447 , 448 , 449 , 450 , 451 , 452 , 453 , 454 , 455 , 456 , 457 , 458 , 459 , 460 , 461 , 462 , 463 , 464 , 465 , 466 , 467 ,