J. Archibald McKackney (Collector of Whiskers)

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J. ARCHIBALD McKACKNEY
(Collector of Whiskers)

 
 

J. ARCHIBALD
McKACKNEY

(Collector of Whiskers)

Being certain episodes taken from the diary
and notes of that estimable gentleman
-student and now for the first time set forth.


EDITED BY
RALPH D. PAINE

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY WALLACE MORGAN



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NEW YORK
THE OUTING PUBLISHING COMPANY
MCMVII

 
 

Copyrighted, 1907, by
THE OUTING PUBLISHING COMPANY


All rights reserved

 
 
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A beard of rare dimensions that would create the bass of a whole symphony orchestra.

 

Contents

Publisher's Preface
 

CONTENTS


  1. CHAPTER PAGE
  2. I
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    3
  3. II
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    27
  4. III
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    59
  5. IV
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    83
  6. V
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    113
  7. VI
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    139
  8. VII
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    161
 

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. A beard of rare dimensions that would create the bass of a whole symphony orchestra
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    Frontispiece
  2. PAGE
  3. "I'm looking for a game where they give away ham-and-eggs for first prizes"
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    6
  4. "The magnificent torrent of his beard"
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    11
  5. "I was plucked from my chair, and borne toward the fire-place"
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    2
  6. "Wilkins smothered an amazed oath, while his rugged face was a study of novel emotions"
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    35
  7. "Airily twisting the needle-like ends of a rat-tailed mustache"
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    45
  8. "Now a fraction off the bottom. The tone is almost perfect"
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    67
  9. "Wilkins brought the hairy exile home with him"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    70
  10. "He was sore about something and ran amuck with a big pair of scissors"
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    78
  11. "The coveted stranger had suddenly and violently fallen in love"
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    87
    1. "Struck a heroic attitude as he shouted"
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      98
    2. "It seemed to rain cans of corned beef, tongue and deviled ham"
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      103
    3. Snipped a generous handful from the end of the captive beard "
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      117
    4. "The wooden-bottomed chair caught me in the small of the back"
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      129
    5. "The wretch was crawling toward the box on hands and knees "
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      35
    6. "A sprightly old man darted into view and ran down the gangplank"
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      143
    7. "Hallelujah, I won by an eighth of an inch"
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      147
    8. "And laugh in his bushy beard till the tears ran down into it "
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      155
    9. "Behind him streamed scores of villagers"
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      165
    10. "Uncle Jedediah woke up with a snort"
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      173
    11. "Perhaps he would prefer to work out this problem for himself, Mr. J. Archibald McKackney"
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      177


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1925, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.