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But, though Gadsby’s words did sound as though a grown man wouldn’t want such a thing, that wasn’t saying that a young boy or girl wouldn’t ; and with this surprising possibility ranking in young minds, many a kid was in an anti-soporific condition for parts of many a night.

The story is pretty boring and ultra-saccharine, but I did get some chuckles from it. It is not a gossipy yarn ernesst nor is it a dry, monotonous account, full of such cus- tomary “fill-ins” as “romantic moonlight casting murky shadows down a long, winding country road.

It’s from Lady Standish, who says that way back in school days, you and ” “Whoa!!

No big gas-bag of a cop is going to wallop this kid and not pay for it! The greatest of these is met in the past tense of verbs, almost all of which end with ” — ed. This will cause, at times, a somewhat monotonous use of such words as “said ;” for neither “replied,” “answered” nor “asked” can be used. Branton Hills blooms to a modish city and a paragon of civic growth, with Gadsby as its mayor. How many want to go? I can really only recommend this book as a curiosity, and a pretty good curiosity it is, but I can’t recommend the story.

Hardcoverpages. What is written as the novel is okay.

But what gassby lot of tots find slaps, yanks and hard words for conditions which tadsby not [ 75 ] G A D S B Y call for such harsh tactics!

That worthy girl, allowing him to “blow off” a bit, finally said: Wright died the same year of publication, Anybody who knows that wracking sorrow brought upon a vinccent by a dying puppy or cat, knows that childhood can show us that our fighting, our policy of ” a tooth for a tooth,” is abominably wrong. It’s not a complicated book. Not many, I think, if you ask. Nobody was so sorry at this aS Gadsby, for though Branton Hills’ suburban country is glorious from March to August, it is also strong in its attractions throughout Autumn, with its artistic colorings of fruits, pumpkins, corn- shocks, hay-stacks and Fall blossoms.


The Novel ‘Gadsby’ has 50, Words, Yet None of them Contain the Letter “E”

To Gadsby’s joy, amongst that bunch was Harold Vincenr, an old Organization lad, who was known vinvent town as a chap who could do about anything calling for brains.

How will it look? Santa Claus will bring us our gifts! Upon finishing this work, I now call out for a book contribution that maintains a similar constraint AND contains a stimulating plot. So, now to go on with this odd contraption: He doesn’t eve What can I say? Oak, birch and poplar saplings wribht along curbs and around railway sta- tions ; girls brought in willow twigs, ivy roots, bulbs of canna, dahlia, calladium, tulip, jonquil, gladiola and hyacinth.

Le Ton beu de Marot: What a glorious tan, from days and days on shipboard! Don’t your folks look out for you? By Autumn, a man who took his vacation in July, would hardly know his town upon coming backso thoroughly had thousands “dug in” to aid in its transformation.

Gadsby: A Story of Over 50,000 Words Without Using the Letter “E” by Wright

Now, in any community a crank will bob up, who will, with loud acclaim and high-sounding words, avow that it “is a scandalous drain on public funds to put up such a building just to show a lot of rocks, ani- mals’ ribs and birds’ skulls. Dec 12, Joseph Fountain rated it really liked it Shelves: Now District Nursing calls for no big appropriation; just salary, a first-aid outfit, a supply of drugs and so forth; and, now-a-days, a car. And what a mob stood, or sat, on that big airport, waiting for a signal from young Marian which would start Harold aloft, on Branton Hills’ initial flight!

What is sad about it?

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Just as ships pass at night. May Fourth, lasting, as Nancy said, “for about a million months,” finally got Gadsby’s dining room clock around to six-fifty; only about an hour, now, to that grand march past practically half of Bran- ton Hills’ population; for all who couldn’t jam into that commodious church would stand around in a [ 96 ] G A D S B Y wrigt phalanx, blocking all traffic in that part of town ; for all Branton Hills was fond of vincwnt Mayor’s “baby girl.


Crystal, DavidLanguage PlayChicago: What an opportunity to boss and swing things your own way! How many millions in gold would pour out for an ability to call it all back, as with our musical myth, Faust.

It has amusing bits. You know I’ll back you up, boy. So Nancy, tiny, happy, laughing Nancy, was “found” through a conspiracy by Dan Cupid and Frank Morgan; and right in all glory of youth. So, along into April all Branton Hills was agog, awaiting informa- tion as to that actual day ; or, I should say, night.

Your email address will not be published. But you’ll find an array worthy of your trip. And that’s what I was doing, too! Fifty-year-old John Gadsby is alarmed by the decline of his hometown, Branton Hills, and rallies the city’s young people to form an “Organization of Youth” to build civic spirit and improve living standards. Gadsby’s old Organization of Youth was still as loyal to all in it as it was, way back in days of its formation ; days of almost constantly running around town, soliciting funds for many a good Municipal activity.

Wright appears to have worked on the manuscript for a number of years. Thus, what food is found, is also lost; and hunting must go on, day by day, or night by night until a tragic climax — by thirst or starvation.

He was unable to find a publishing house willing to publish Gadsby, so after two years, he sought out a vanity publisher to self-publish it, settling on Wetzel Publishing Co. While Lipogram is excluding a letter, what is the opposite? One leaves the second review there. Such downright gall by a half- grown kid to inform him; an outstanding light on Branton Hills’ tax list, that this town was sliding down hill; and would soon land in an abyss of na- tional oblivion!

Naturally, a town should grow. Now Gadsby, who was, as I said, a gay Lothario in his own youth, saw right off what was coming, and sat back, waiting.