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And how gifts did pour in!! It is, actually, human; for it is a group of humanity growing up in daily contact ; and if officials adopt as a slogan, “all I can do,” and not “all I can vinvent only ernst suburban boundary can [ 58 ] G A D S B Y limit its growth. Many abbreviations also must be avoided; the most common of all, “Mr. Finally this group got cards announcing that on May Fourth, Branton Hills’ First Church would admit all who might wish to aid in starting Nancy and Frank upon that glamor- ous path to matrimonial bliss.

Gadsby: A Story of Over 50,000 Words Without Using the Letter “E” by Wright

Gadsby had thought of his growing up as a school instructor, for no work is so worthy as imparting what you know to any who long to study. This will weight, at times, a somewhat monotonous use of such words as “said ;” for neither “replied,” “answered” nor “asked” can be used.

But such kids, born in this swiftly moving day, think out many a notion which will work, but which would pass our dads and granddads in cold disdain. Now Gadsby was vigorously against graft; not only in city affairs but in any kind of transac- tion; and that stab brought forth such a flow of oratory from him, that as voting for Mayor was soon to occur, it, and a long list of good works, soon had him up for that position.

But gradually as they saw me writing on and on, without even noticing them, they grew uneasy; and, with excited whisperings amongst themselves, began hopping up and riding on my pen, looking down constantly for a chance to drop off into some word; for all the world like sea-birds perched, watching for a passing fish!


Why, anything you might say is as good as law; and ” “Now, hold on, boy! Did any “e”s survive the publishing process? So why build a night school? This automatically brought about a Girl Scout unit; and, through a collaboration of both, a form of club sprang up.

If it weren’t a lipogram, I don’t know if I would have finished this book. As soon as this music class was through, Gadsby brought forth soloists, duos and trios; vio- linists, pianists, and so many young musicians that Branton Hills was as proud of its night school as a girl is of “that first diamond.

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Not in any word put to work in this story! Women should stay home and take care of the children, because that’s all they’re good for!

But many a lash was moist as that tiny vision frnest glamorous purity slowly trod that fragrant pathway. Jan 23, Sijmen rated it it was ok. But, had Gadsby so much as thought of such an action, his Organization would quickly laugh it to scorn.

Preview — Gadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright. A baby could rip it apart, but no adult is so foolish as to do it. Archived copy as title CS1 maint: Why [ 64 ] GADSBY ‘t y u build walls around a part of City Park, and Gadsby saw that this was an addition which nobody had thought of, until now ; so, grasping his voung visitor’s hand, joyfully, said: In only a month from that glorious day, Gadsby found folks “primping up”: Branton Hills kids could bring any kind of a hurt or sick animal or bird; and Sarah had long known that that back yard was, actually, a small zoo, anyway; with dogs, cats, poultry, two robins too young to fly, four sparrows and a canary, almost bald.


This study, which too many young folks avoid as not having practical worth had a strong hold on Kathlyn, who could not sanction such frivo- lous occupations as cards, dancing, or plain school gossip. I paid him back, blow for blow!

Public domain Public domain false false. I like the concept of lipogram, where the letter e is avoided in a 50k words novel.

I would look ridicu- lous strutting around with a diploma with a pink ribbon gadsbby it, now wouldn’t I!

wtight As it was now in a small back room in our High School, it should oc- cupy its own building; down town, and handy for [ 25 ] G A D S B Y all; and vijcent additional thousands of books and maps. It is today’s child who, tomorrow, will, you know, laugh at our ways of doing things.

It is ridiculous to rush blindly into an action without looking forward to lay out a plan.

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dright Views Read Edit View history. But today, folks in Branton Hills’ shopping district had to turn and gasp; for a young woman was sprint- ing wildly toward City Hall; for Sarah was in a hurry. Don’t your folks look out for you? In districts without this important municipal function, common colds may run into long-drawn-out attacks ; and contagion can not only shut up a school or two but badly handi- cap all forms of public activity. Pronouns also caused trouble; for such words as he, she, they, them, theirs, her, herself, myself, himself, yourself, etc.

The book may prove a valuable aid to school children in English composition. Though heartwarming, there’s a bittersweet undertone to the book when one reads it in the 21st century.

It’s sad that such a beautiful culture is all but lost forever. The layout of the book is terrible.