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By James Thurber

Thurber is one other a type of nearly-forgotten geniuses of yankee humor established on the New Yorker. worthy reading.

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Another selection of Thurberiana, certain in that it encompasses a peppering of the author's favorites, additionally an creation to his
"serious comedy." one of the 32 tales lurk joyosities equivalent to "The girl of Orlon," "The Psychosemanticist Will See you currently,
Mr. Thurber," "Get Thee to a Monastery" and "The Moribundant lifestyles, or get older besides Whom?"

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He supervised the planning of sunken gardens, and planned a twelve-piece orchestra for his favorite unit in the chain. Most of his customers didn't know who he was, and he was satisfied with that. He never brought up his past except in his talks to the soldiers and the children. If a reporter called on him, as one did occa­ sionally for a Sunday feature story, he was not evasive, but answered questions directly. What he mostly wanted to talk about, though, was some new gadget he was installing, such as a hamburger machine, which ht!

The largest one seats 248 persons and can serve 3,000 meals a day," he liked to boast. He supervised the planning of sunken gardens, and planned a twelve-piece orchestra for his favorite unit in the chain. Most of his customers didn't know who he was, and he was satisfied with that. He never brought up his past except in his talks to the soldiers and the children. If a reporter called on him, as one did occa­ sionally for a Sunday feature story, he was not evasive, but answered questions directly.

All these slither easily, if boggily, into bumblery, and the bumbler is spared the tedious exercising of his mental faculties. The day I go t dressed and was about to leave the hospi­ tal, I heard a nurse and an i nterne discussing a patient who had got something in his eye. "I t's a bad city to get some­ thing in your eye in," the nurse said. " I rushed past them wi th my hair in my wild eyes, and left the hospital. It was high time, too. When and if I find a reputable psychosemanticist, I want to take up with him something that happened to me one night more than two years ago.

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