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By Edward Gorey

The name of this deliciously creepy choice of Gorey's paintings stems from the note amphigory, that means a nonsense verse or composition. As constantly, Gorey's painstakingly go- hatched pen and ink drawings are ideally suited to his oddball verse and prose. The first publication of 15, "The Unstrung Harp," describes the writing strategy of novelist Mr. Clavius Frederick Earbrass: "He needs to be mad to head on enduring the unexquisite ache of writing while all of it seems drivel." In "The directory Attic," you'll locate a suite of quirky limericks resembling "A definite younger guy, it was once famous, / Went approximately within the warmth thickly covered; / He stated, 'You may perhaps scoff, / yet I shan't take it off; / beneath i'm horribly bloated.' "

a lot of Gorey's stories contain premature deaths and dreadful mishaps, yet very similar to tragic Irish ballads with their perky rhythms and melodies, they arrive off as surprisingly lighthearted. "The Gashlycrumb Tinies," for instance, starts off like this: "A is for AMY who fell down the steps, B is for BASIL assaulted through bears," and so forth. An eccentric, humorous publication for both the uninitiated or diehard Gorey enthusiasts.

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Oh, Tom! " Mary seemed much alarmed, and again begged Tom to be on his guard, which he promised to do. Had Mary known the warnings uttered by Lieutenant Marbury she might have had more occasion for worry. " asked his companion, when the two men had strolled out of sight, and the young people were on their way back to the launch. "Well, it's possible. I have been warned that foreign spies are trying to get hold of some of my patents, and also to hamper the government in the use of some others I have sold.

Nothing definite enough to warrant us in acting," was the answer of the government man. " asked Ned impulsively. "The French! " "Tell him about Eradicate, and the man who wanted to buy the mule, Tom," suggested Ned, Thereupon the young inventor mentioned the story told by Eradicate. He also brought out the fire−bomb, and explained his theory as to how it had operated to set the red shed ablaze. "I think you are right," said Lieutenant Marbury. " Ned exclaimed. "So they are, in a certain measure," the officer went on.

THE CAPTURE Tom Swift was something like a fireman. He had lived so long in an atmosphere of constant alarms and danger, that he was always ready for almost any emergency. His room was equipped with the end in view that he could act promptly and effectively. So, when he heard Eradicate's alarm, though he wondered what the old colored man was doing out of bed at that hour, Tom did not stop to reason out that puzzle. He acted quickly. His first care was to throw on the main switch, connected with a big storage battery, and to which were attached the wires of the lighting system.

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