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Off-hand Sketches

Timothy S. Arthur (1809-1885)

1. 01 Preface and The Circuit-Preacher
2. 02 The Protest
3. 03 Retrenchment; Or, What A Man Saved By Stopping His Newspaper
4. 04 Hunting Up A Testimonial
5. 05 Trying To Be A Gentleman
6. 06 Taking A Prescription
7. 07 The Yankee And The Dutchman; Or, I'll Give Or Take
8. 08 A Tipsy Parson
9. 09 Much Ado About Nothing; Or, The Reason Why Mrs. Todd Didn't Speak To Mrs. Jones
10. 10 Almost A Tragedy
11. 11 That John Mason
12. 12 A New Way To Collect An Old Debt
13. 13 A Shocking Bad Memory
14. 14 Driving A Hard Bargain
15. 15 Out Of The Frying-Pan Into The Fire; Or, The Love Of A House
16. 16 Marrying A Count
17. 17 Job's Comforters; Or, The Lady With Nerves
18. 18 The Code Of Honour
19. 19 Treating A Case Actively. A Physician's Story.

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Summary

The reader cannot but smile at some of the phases of life presented in this volume. Yet the smile will, in no case, the author thinks, be at the expense of humanity, good feeling, or virtue. Many of the incidents given, are facts embellished by a few touches of fancy. In all, lessons may be read that some, at least, will do well to lay to heart.