Buttered Side Down

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Buttered Side Down  (1912) 
by Edna Ferber

BUTTERED SIDE DOWN

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"on her face was a new, strange look, as of something half forgotten"

BUTTERED SIDE DOWN


STORIES BY


BY

EDNA FERBER


AUTHOR OF

DAWN O’HARA






NEW YORK

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS


COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY
FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY


COPYRIGHT, 1911, 1912, BY
THE PHILLIPS PUBLISHING COMPANY


COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY
COLLIER AND NAST, INC.


COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY
THE CURTISS PUBLISHING COMPANY


COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY
STANDARD FASHION COMPANY


COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY
THE RIDGWAY COMPANY


COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY
THE RED BOOK CORPORATION



All rights reserved

March, 1912

FOREWORD

 “And so,” the story writers used to say, “they lived happily ever after.”

 Um-m-m—maybe. After the glamour had worn off, and the glass slippers were worn out, did the Prince never find Cinderella’s manner redolent of the kitchen hearth; and was it never necessary that he remind her to be more careful of her finger-nails and grammar? After Puss in Boots had won wealth and a wife for his young master did not that gentleman often fume with chagrin because the neighbors, perhaps, refused to call on the lady of the former poor miller’s son?

 It is a great risk to take with one’s book-children. These stories make no such promises. They stop just short of the phrase of the old story writers, and end truthfully, thus:

 And so they lived.

E.F.

CONTENTS

PAGE
I. The Frog and the Puddle 1
II. The Man Who Came Back 17
III. What She Wore 38
IV. A Bush League Hero 58
V. The Kitchen Side of the Door 78
VI. One of the Old Girls 102
VII. Maymeys from Cuba 121
VIII. The Leading Lady 139
IX. That Home-Town Feeling 156
X. The Homely Heroine 176
XI. Sun Dried 193
XII. Where the Car Turns at 18th 210


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