The Story of a Wonder Man: Being the Autobiography of Ring Lardner

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. . . I hurried home to exhume diaries and notes1
. . . "Little Ring, au naturel, was bathed in pure alcohol . . ."4
Those that had their meal was trying to get out8
Mrs. Madison was free and I whirled her away17
A squirrel-tender's job was to keep the squirrels out of the trees20
There was some talk of mutiny25
She expressed a desire to see the night life of New York31
Facsimile of a letter to the author from Jane Austen33
Facsimile of a letter to the author from Lily Langtry39
So all the Langtry and I could find to do was walk up and down42
"Heffelfinger . . . you didn't clean your nails this morning"48
Mrs. Grudge was social dictator of New York and Staten Island52
Her father rented a covey of tigers and had them there in the house53
At five o'clock the next morning the four of us set out on a dog-sled56
Whiteman's orchestra accompanied me on a tug64
Big Bill broke it up the moment he stepped on the ice66
I played E string on one of the banjos in the mandolin club68
He was so soiled and blurred that people began to languish the moment they saw him73

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