The Characteristics of American Humour
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Traits of American Humour is a three volume edition which contains numerous short stories, sketches and tales, illustrating the character and wit of American people from North to South and from East to West. Table of Contents: Vol. 1: My First and Last speech in the General Court Hoss Allen, of Missouri The Widow Rugby's Husband The Big Bear of Arkansas Johnny Beedle's Courtship The Marriage of Johnny Beedle Johnny Beedle's Thanksgiving Aunt Nabby's Stewed Goose Decline and Fall of the City of Dogtown The Coon-Hunt A Ride With Old Kit Kuncker Seth Willett; The Elk County Witness The Two Fat Sals War's Yure Hoss? Bob Lee The Shooting-Match The Horse Swap Three Chances for a Wife The Yankee Amongst the Mermaids Captain Stick and Tony The Way Billy Harris Drove the Drum-Fish to Market Yankee Homespun The Indefatigable Bear-Hunter Colonel Crockett's Ride on the Back of a Buffalo Colonel Crockett's Adventure with a Grizzly Bear Colonel Crockett's, The Bear, and the Swallows A Pretty Predicament Vol. 2: The Editor's Creed Josh Beanpole's Courtship Peter Brush, the Great Used Up Cousin Sally Dilliard The Age of Wonders How Simon Suggs ”Raised Jack” My First Visit to Portland Billy Warrick's Courtship and Marriage Our Town Falling off a Log, in a Game of ”Seven Up” A Yankee Card-Table Dick M'Coy's Sketches of His Neighbours Kicking a Yankee Why Mr. Sellum Disposed of the Horse Metaphysics A Tight Race Considerin' A Shark Story A Bear Story The Best-Natured Man in the World Chunky's Fight With the Panthers A Bully Boat, and a Brag Captain Fydget Fyxington Doing a Sheriff The Muscadine Story Polly Peablossom's Wedding The Mother and Her Child Peleg Ponder Vol. 3: The Thimble Game Mike Hooter's Bar Story Cousin Guss The Gander-Pulling How Mike Hooter Came Very Near Walloping Arch Cooney An Interesting Interview Ben Wilson's Last Jug-Race Mike Fink in a Tight Place Our Singing-School Where Joe Meriweather Went To Georgia Theatrics Taking the Census A Family Picture Colonel Jones's Fight The Fastest Funeral on Record Old Tuttle's Last Quarter Race…
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