Excerpt from Abe Martin's Almanack Procure a box of roach powder from the nearest drug store, being careful to have the druggist guar antee it. Scatter the powder freely in the crevices about the sink and pantry, repeating the dose each day until the powder is all gone. In a few days the roaches will arrive at the conclusion that you are not going to buy any more and will desert the premises. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Abe Martin's Sayings and Wisecracks, Abe's Neighbors, His Almanack, Comic Drawings
Author: Kin Hubbard
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"This is an absolutely delightful book.... Hubbard is considered to be a regional humorist, but like all really good humorists, he speaks to everyone." —Humor: International Journal of Humor Research "Now an' then an innocent man is sent t' th' legislature." "When a feller says, 'It hain't th' money, but th' principle o' th' thing, it's the money." During the early years of this century, the fictional Abe Martin became one of the most popular cracker-barrel philosophers this country has ever known. First created for the ÂIndianapolis News by Kin Hubbard, the humorous and sometimes painful lines of Abe and his neighbors in the ÂBloom Center Weekly Sliphorn captured the imagination of Americans everywhere. This collection gathers together the very best sayings, humorous essays, cartoons, drawings, and a representative sample of Abe's "almanack."
In A Hoosier Sampler, James A. Huston provides a thorough compilation of the works of some of Indiana's most notable writers. Huston brings to the foreground such world renowned authors as Lew Wallace, Lloyd C. Douglas, Charles Major, Kurt Vonnegut, and James Whitcomb Riley among others, to produce a comprehensive volume of great works that provides the true flavor of each author's style as well as interesting, enjoyable, and instructive reading. Covering nearly every accomplished Indiana writer, this anthology will be of great use to students and professors of literature as well as the general reader.
Gives parody its deserved place in film history, by defining the genre, differentiating it from satire, and demonstrating how a well-executed spoof provides an educational blueprint of its target genre.
On August 29, 1857, in the light of a three-quarter moon, James Metzger was savagely beaten by two assailants in a grove not far from his home. Two days later he died and his assailants, James Norris and William Armstrong, were arrested and charged with his murder. Norris was tried and convicted first. As William "Duff" Armstrong waited for his trial, his own father died. James Armstrong's deathbed wish was that Duff's mother, Hannah, engage the best lawyer possible to defend Duff. The best person Hannah could think of was a friend, a young lawyer from Springfield by the name of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln took the case and with that begins one of the oddest journeys Lincoln took on his trek towards immortality. What really happened? How much did the moon reveal? What did Lincoln really know? Walsh makes a strong case for viewing Honest Abe in a different light in this tale of murder and moonlight. Moonlight is a 2001 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Fact Crime.