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Store Searchsearch Title, ISBN and Author Little Journeys to the Homes of American Statesmen (Volume 1 by Elbert Hubbard

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Volume: 1 Publisher: East Aurora, N.Y.: Roycrofters Publication date: 1911 Subjects: Statesmen — United States Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there.

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...into a hurried scrawl as spirit mastered the letter. There is a little hair-covered trunk in the corner, studded with brass nails, and boots and leggings and canes and a jack-knife and a bootjack, and, on the window-sill, a friendly snuff-box. In the clothes-press were buff trousers and an embroidered coat and shoes with silver buckles, and several suits of every-day clothes, showing wear and patches. On up to the garret we groped, and bumped our heads against the rafters. The light was dim, but we could make out more apples on strings, and roots and herbs in bunches hung from the peak. Here was a three-legged chair and a broken spinning-wheel, and the junk that is too valuable to throw away, yet not good enough to keep, but "some day may be needed." Down the narrow stairway we went, and in the little kitchen Sammy, the artist, and Mr. Spear, the custodian, were busy at the fireplace preparing dinner. There is no stove in the house, and none is needed. The crane and brick oven and long-handled skillets suffice. Sammy is an expert camp"-cook, and swears there is death in the chafing-dish, and grows profane if you mention one. His skill in turning flap-jacks by a simple manipulation of the long-handled griddle means more to his true ego than the finest canvas. June offered to set the table, but Sammy said she could never do it alone, so together they brought out the blue china dishes and pewter plates. Then they drew water at the stone-curbed well with the great sweep, carrying the leatherbaled wooden bucket between them. I was feeling quite useless and asked, "Can't I do something to help?" "There is the lye-leach —you might bring out some ashes and make some soft soap," said June pointing to the ancient leach and soap ket...

Author Biography

Elbert Hubbard was born in 1859 in Bloomington, Illinois, and never received more than a grade-school education. A self-made man in many respects, Hubbard filled in the gaps in his knowledge through voracious reading, a passion which became manifest in the founding of the Roycroft Shop, a publishing house specializing in deluxe bindings. He wrote a series of 182 biographies under the series title Little Journeys to Homes of the Great and also published two magazines, The Philistine and The Fra, producing much of the content himself. Elbert Hubbard and his wife, Alice, were traveling to England

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  • ISBN 115300903X
  • ISBN-13 9781153009034
  • Title Little Journeys to the Homes of American Statesmen (Volume 1
  • Author Elbert Hubbard
  • Format Paperback
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 64
  • Publisher Rarebooksclub.com
  • Dimensions9 in. x 0.2 in. x 6 in.
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