American Wives and Others Jerome K. Jerome

ISBN: 9781230256955

Published: September 12th 2013

Paperback

56 pages


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American Wives and Others  by  Jerome K. Jerome

American Wives and Others by Jerome K. Jerome
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 56 pages | ISBN: 9781230256955 | 9.49 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... russians as I know themMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... russians as I know them I ought to like Russia better than I do, if only for the sake of the many good friends I am proud to possess among the Russians. I always keep on my mantelpiece a large square photograph.

It helps me to maintain my head at that degree of distention necessary for the performance of all literary work. It presents in the centre a neatly written address in excellent English, that I frankly confess I am never tired of reading, around which are ranged some hundreds of names I am quite unable to read- but which, in spite of their strange lettering, I know to be those of good Russian men and women to whom, a year or two ago, the kindly idea occurred to send me a Christmas card, this message of encouragement.

The individual Russian is one of the most charming creatures living. If he likes you he does not hesitate to let you know it- not only by every kindly action possible, but, by what perhaps is just as useful in this gray old world, --kindly speech. We AngloSaxons are apt to pride ourselves upon being undemonstrative. Max Adler tells a tale of a boy who was sent out by his father to fetch in some wood.

The boy took the opportunity of disappearing, and did not show his face again beneath the paternal roof for over twenty years. Then, one evening, a smiling, well-dressed stranger entered to the old couple and announced himself as their long-lost child. Well, you havent hurried yourself, grumbled the old man, and blarm me, if now you havent forgotten the wood! I was lunching with an Englishman in a London restaurant one day. A man entered and took his seat at a table near by, and glancing around, and meeting my friends eyes, smiled and nodded.

Excuse me a minute, said my friend, I must just speak to my...



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