The demonstrations of your affection are such, the beautiful mottoes of the letter so cordially expressed, that they oblige me for ever to honour, love, and serve you sincerely, beseeching you to continue in the same firm and constant purpose, assuring you that, on my part, I will surpass it rather than make it reciprocal, if loyalty of heart.
These letters were never intended for publication, and were only the details written to our family of an every-day life, and now put in the same shape and composition; not as a literary work, but in hopes that the various experiences we underwent may be useful to future colonists intending to emigrate and farm, either in Manitoba or Colorado.
Letters written by Jack Keefe, a professional baseball player, to his friend Al, at home, give a blow-by-blow account of Keefe's tribulations in the big leagues. Originally bought by the Chicago White Sox, he is sold to San Francisco, re-bought by Chicago, and eventually passed on to the New York Giants. Through it all Jack complains, boasts, makes excuses, talks too much, and thinks too little.
The following work was originally written as a series of letters; but the epistolary form has only been partially retained. As it has necessarily been carried through the press without communication with the writer, who is now in New Zealand, errors may possibly have been committed, for which the editor rather than the writer is responsible; it is hoped, however, that these will not be found numerous.
Molly's romance culminates in Paris--the Paris of art, of music, of light-hearted gaiety--after a glad, sad, mad year for Molly and her friends. If you do not know Molly Brown of Kentucky, you are missing an opportunity to become acquainted with the most enchanting girl in college fiction.
East is East and West is West, and the twain meet, in the revealing pages of this book. Mr. Kipling has steered clear of the tourist's highways and has come in close and intimate touch with the life of the people he has visited. The journeys are far flung and comprehensive, covering the United States, Canada, Japan, India, and Egypt.