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The Booming of Acre Hill, And Other Reminiscences of Urban and Suburban Life. Illus. By C. Dana Gibson

By Bangs, John Kendrick

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Booming of Acre Hill, And Other Reminiscences of Urban and Suburban Life. Illus. By C. Dana Gibson  
Author: Bangs, John Kendrick
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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Bangs, J. K. (n.d.). The Booming of Acre Hill, And Other Reminiscences of Urban and Suburban Life. Illus. By C. Dana Gibson. Retrieved from http://schoolebooklibrary.info/


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Excerpt: THE BOOMING OF ACRE HILL Acre Hill ten years ago was as void of houses as the primeval forest. Indeed, in many ways it suggested the primeval forest. Then the Acre Hill Land Improvement Company sprang up in a night, and before the bewildered owners of its lovely solitudes and restful glades, who had been paying taxes on their property for many years, quite grasped the situation they found that they had sold out, and that their old?time paradise was as surely lost to them as was Eden to Adam and Eve. To?day Acre Hill is gridironed with macadamized streets that are lined with houses of an architecture of various degrees of badness. Where birds once sang, and squirrels gambolled, and stray foxes lurked, the morning hours are made musical by the voices of milkmen, and the squirrels have given place to children and nurse?maids. Where sturdy oaks stood like sentinels guarding the forest folk from intrusion from the outside world now stand tall wooden poles with glaring white electric lights streaming from their tops. And the soughing of the winds in the trees has given place to the clang of the bounding trolley. All this is the work of the Acre Hill Land Improvement Company.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Booming of Acre Hill, 1 -- John Kendrick Bangs, 1 -- THE BOOMING OF ACRE HILL, 2 -- THE STRANGE MISADVENTURES OF AN ORGAN, 5 -- THE BASE INGRATITUDE OF BARKIS, M.D, 16 -- THE UTILITARIAN MR. CARRAWAY, 20 -- THE BOOK SALES OF MR. PETERS, 25 -- THE VALOR OF BRINLEY, 29 -- WILKINS, 32 -- THE MAYOR'S LAMPS, 36 -- THE BALANCE OF POWER, 44 -- JARLEY'S EXPERIMENT, 53 -- JARLEY'S THANKSGIVING, 58 -- HARRY AND MAUDE AND I?ALSO JAMES, 63 -- AN AFFINITIVE ROMANCE, 67 -- MRS. UPTON'S DEVICE, 69


 
 



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