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The Portygee

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As a matter of fact he was not very hungry. Breakfast was always a more or less perfunctory meal with him. But he was surprised to see the variety of eatables upon that table. There were cookies there, and doughnuts, and even half an apple pie. Pie for breakfast! It had been a newspaper joke at which he had laughed many times. But it seemed not to be a joke here, rather a ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 28th 2002 by (first published 1920)
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A grandfather and grandson continually knock heads. (By the by, the grandson's father was actually Spanish, but the old salty dog refers to him as a "Portygee".) The grandson hates working in the family business so he tries his hand at writing, mainly poetry. Then war breaks out (which one was it? Spanish American? can't remember) and the grandson goes to serve his country... and get captured. At least this helps boost sales of his book of poetry. After his release and return to home, he decides ...more
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Joseph Crosby Lincoln (a.k.a Joseph C. Lincoln) was an American author of novels, poems, and short stories, many set in a fictionalized Cape Cod. Lincoln's work frequently appeared in popular magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post and The Delineator.

Lincoln was aware of contemporary naturalist writers, such as Frank Norris and Theodore Dreiser, who used American literature to plumb the depth
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