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The Phonograph and the Graft

By Porter, William Sydney

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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: The Phonograph and the Graft  
Author: Porter, William Sydney
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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I LOOKED in at the engine-room of the Bloomfield-Cater Mfg. Co. (Ltd.), for the engineer was Kirksy, and there was a golden half-hour between the time he shut down steam and washed up that I coveted. For Kirksy was an improvisatore, and he told stories from the inside outward, finely leaving his spoken words and his theme to adjust themselves as best they might. I found Kirksy resting, with his pipe lighted, smutfaced and blue overalled. 'Tis a fair afternoon, I said, but bids to be colder....

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