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Pipefuls

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A delightful collection of 48 essays on various topics of the human condition that caught his fancy. Witty, insightful and funny of course and on occasion thought provoking and even disturbing. From the preface "These sketches gave me pain to write; they will give the judicious patron pain to read; therefore we are quits. I think, as I look over their slattern paragraphs, of that most tragic hour—it falls about 4 p. m. in the office of an evening newspaper—when the unhappy compiler tries to round up the broodings of the day and still get home in time for supper. And yet perhaps the will-to-live is in them, for are they not a naked exhibit of the antics a man will commit in order to earn a living? In extenuation it may be pleaded that none of them are so long that they may not be mitigated by an accompanying pipe of tobacco." (Summary by phil chenevert) (6 hr 24 min)

Chapters

01 - On Making Friends

11:07

Read by klbonds

02 - Thoughts on Cider

13:29

Read by klbonds

03 - One-Night Stands

11:37

Read by klbonds

04 - The Owl Train

5:32

Read by Highlandoaks

05 - Safety Pins

6:28

Read by Chessie Joy

06 - Confessions of a “Colyumist”

11:30

Read by Daryl Wor

07 - Moving

9:17

Read by Mike Pelton

08 - Surf Fishing

5:09

Read by asterix

09 - “Idolatry”

13:11

Read by asterix

10 - The First Commencement Address

4:24

Read by asterix

11 - The Downfall of George Snipe

4:24

Read by asterix

12 - Meditations of a Bookseller

6:14

Read by Daryl Wor

13 - If Buying a Meal Were Like Buying a House

4:03

Read by Pamela Krantz

14 - Adventures in High Finance

4:23

Read by Mike Pelton

15 - On Visiting Bookshops

7:45

Read by Pamela Krantz

16 - A Discovery

12:23

Read by Mike Pelton

17 - Silas Orrin Howes

8:26

Read by Mike Pelton

18 - Joyce Kilmer

20:34

Read by Richard Kilmer

19 - An Early Train

9:12

Read by Daryl Wor

20 - Ridge Avenue

9:16

Read by Deon Gines

21 - The University and the Urchin

9:03

Read by Deon Gines

22 - Pine Street

7:10

Read by Deon Gines

23 - Pershing in Philadelphia

10:10

Read by Greg Giordano

24 - Fall Fever

6:23

Read by Greg Giordano

25 - Two Days Before Christmas

8:42

Read by Greg Giordano

26 - In West Philadelphia

8:53

Read by Greg Giordano

27 - Horace Traubel

3:58

Read by MACase

28 - The Anatomy of Manhattan

8:36

Read by Tom Merritt

29 - Vesey Street

11:30

Read by Tom Merritt

30 - Brooklyn Bridge

8:10

Read by Daryl Wor

31 - Three Hours for Lunch

9:00

Read by Daryl Wor

32 - Passage from Some Memoirs

10:45

Read by NatalieOram

33 - First Lessons in Clowning

14:30

Read by Tom Merritt

34 - House Hunting

5:26

Read by MACase

35 - Long Island Revisited

10:51

Read by klbonds

36 - On Being in a Hurry

7:57

Read by Daryl Wor

37 - Confessions of a Human Globule

2:17

Read by Daryl Wor

38 - Notes on a Fifth Avenue Bus

2:38

Read by Highlandoaks

39 - Sunday Morning

8:37

Read by Richard Kilmer

40 - Venison Pasty

6:36

Read by klbonds

41 - Grand Avenue, Brooklyn

6:09

Read by klbonds

42 - On Waiting for the Curtain to Go Up

4:01

Read by Chessie Joy

43 - Musings of John Mistletoe

2:27

Read by Highlandoaks

44 - The World's Most Famous Oration

2:17

Read by MACase

45 - On Laziness

7:33

Read by Tom Merritt

46 - Teaching the Prince to Take Notes

5:10

Read by Tom Merritt

47 - A City Notebook

9:00

Read by Tom Merritt

48 - On Going to Bed

8:06

Read by Tom Merritt