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Of All Things

Robert C. Benchley (1889-1945)

1. The Social Life Of The Newt
2. "Coffee, Megg And Ilk, Please"
3. When Genius Remained Your Humble Servant
4. The Tortures Of Weekend Visiting
5. Gardening Notes
6. Lesson Number One
7. Thoughts On Fuel Saving
8. Not According To Hoyle
9. From Nine To Five
10. Turning Over A New Ledger Leaf
11. A Piece Of Roast Beef
12. The Community Masque As A Substitute For War
13. Call For Mr. Kenworthy!
14. Football; Courtesy Of Mr. Morse
15. A Little Debit In Your Tonneau
16. A Romance In Encyclopædia Land
17. The Passing Of The Orthodox Paradox
18. Shakespeare Explained
19. The Scientific Scenario
20. The Most Popular Book Of The Month
21. Christmas Afternoon
22. Hail, Vernal Equinox!

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Summary

A collection of amusing essays satirizing serious consideration of topics including natural history, social etiquette, or indeed, civilized behavior (especially of the upper classes).