Henry Is Twenty: A Further Episodic History of Henry Calverly, 3rd

Henry Is Twenty: A Further Episodic History of Henry Calverly, 3rd
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Merwin Samuel. Henry Is Twenty: A Further Episodic History of Henry Calverly, 3rd

I – THE IRRATIONAL ANIMAL

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II – IN SAND-FLY TIME

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III – THE STIMULANT

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IV – THE WHITE STAR

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V – TIGER, TIGER!

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VI – ALADDIN ON SIMPSON STREET

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VII – THE BUBBLE, REPUTATION

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VIII – THIS BUD OF LOVE

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IX – WHAT’S MONEY!

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X – LOVE LAUGHS

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It was late May in Sunbury, Illinois, and twenty minutes past eight in the morning.

The spacious lawns and the wide strips of turf between sidewalk and roadway in every avenue and street were lush with crowding young blades of green. The maples, oaks, and elms were vivid with the exuberant youth of the year.

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Henry’s writing always startled you a little. Words fairly flowed through his pencil, long words, striking words. He had the word sense; this when writing. In speech he remained just about where he had been all through his teens, loose of diction, slurring and eliding and using slang as did most of the Middle-Westerners among whom he had always lived, and, like them, swallowing his tongue down his throat.

Humphrey initialed the copy, tossed it into the devil’s basket, turned to a pile of proofs, paused as if recollecting something, picked up the copy again, glanced rapidly through it, and turned on his assistant.

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