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Who Was Famous

Biographical Dictionary of the Famous and Those Who Wanted to Be

Edited by Irwin L. Gordon

Fifty Famous People

A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES

BY JAMES BALDWIN

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Famous Women Contents

Famous Women - HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

Famous Women - HELEN HUNT JACKSON

Famous Women - LUCRETIA MOTT

Famous Women - MARY A LIVERMORE

Famous Women - MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI

Famous Women - MARIA MITCHELL



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JACK, the man who kept company with Jill.  Occupation:  Water
carrier. Killed while at work.  Ambition:  An artesian well in
the valley. (See Jill.)

JACOB, birthright speculator, traveler, s.  Isaac, and brother
of Esau.  Was mother's pet.  Became proficient as a character
impersonator, but never went on the stage. Left home suddenly.
Slept on a stone and had hard dreams. Later married, and was
responsible for Joseph and his brethren. (See Joe.)

JAEGER, Doctor Gustav, claimed his underwear kept him warm.

JAMES, Jesse, an American westerner who murdered, stole, and
appeared in paper novels for the benefit of the messenger boy,
the author, and the publisher.

JAMES, King, a Scotchman who was considered good enough to be
elected king of England.

JANOS, H., manufacturer of a popular beverage.

JAPHETH, third officer of the Ark.

JEFFERSON, Joe, a fine old memory.

JEFFREYS, James J., formerly a prize fighter, who carried his
gloves and bluff once too often to the ring.  (See Johnson.)

JEKYLL, Doctor, a physician who took a dose of his own
medicine.

JEW, Wandering, an ancient Hebrew who has been going over the
face of the earth for centuries, only stopping at the call of
such men as Eugene Sue and Lew Wallace.

JILL, Jack's girl.  She was assisting her fiance when the
accident occurred.

JOB, prehistoric millionaire who had his ups and downs.  Like
all rich men, he had a good young manhood, saved his money, and
entered the market. Formed the camel trust and cornered the
real estate market. The market tumbled and so did J. Family
troubles also distressed him. His camels died of the colic or
were stolen.  J. went broke. Even in hard luck he patronized
the temple, and believed while there was money it could be had.
Started in business again with a small capital, remarried, and
ended his days ahead of the game.  Ambition:  A chance at the
New York Stock market; death to his comforters.  Recreation:
Sackcloth and ashes.

JOHNSON, John, called "Jack," one-time black champion
prize-fighter of the world, who learned that too much chicken,
automobile, and champagne made even a colored gentleman a
"waser."

JOHNSON, Samuel, no relation of the above.  Employed the
greatest press agent the world has ever seen, and was thus made
famous.  Also wrote.

JONAH, traveler, whaler, and lucky dog.  Became renowned for
taking a rough trip to sea.  Was thrown overboard because he
was the jonah. Swam until he was tired, and finally made a
morsel for a fish. Tradition has it that J. was tough and
indigestible.  He remained three days and three nights in the
interior of the whale, causing the animal considerable
annoyance when he exercised.  Was later mal de mared, swam
ashore, and thanked his lucky stars for his indigestibility and
the illness of his rescuer.  His story was published.  Still
causes some comment.  Tradition also says that J. never could
look a fish in the face after the harrowing incident.
Ambition:  Dry land. Recreation:  Mountain climbing.  Address:
Sodom.  Clubs:  Alpine.

JONATHAN, a man who loved King David more than a successor.

JONES, John, made a fortune for Europe by inventing the picture
post-card.

JONES, John Paul, an American admiral who scared England, and
was only prevented from capturing London by the unimportance of
the place.

JOSEPH, a Hebrew-Egyptian politician.  Born in Judea.  When a
young man he became his father's favorite, while his brethren
had to do the heavy work.  Wore a loud coat.  This aroused the
ire of his brethren, resulting in Joe being sold as a slave,
and in the coat being sent to the cleaners.  J. journeyed to
Egypt, where he refused to elope with the Pharaohess.  Her
husband, the Pharaoh, out of gratitude, put J. in prison, and
afterward made him the royal butler.  Years passed.  A famine
occurred in Judea.  Joe's brethren came down to Egypt to lay in
provisions.  There they were confronted by the coatless Joe,
who thanked them for the good luck they had thrust upon him.

JOSEPHINE, only one of that great multitude of women who
carried a heart which was broken by the ambitions of a man.

JUDAS, suicide.

JUDY, Mrs. Punch, but usually unconventionally called by her
first name. She suffered considerable annoyance at the hands of
her husband, although she frequently hen-pecked him.  Went on
the puppet stage for a few hundred years, displaying her
domestic infelicity.

JULIET, a celebrated sweetheart who permitted her lover to make
love on a balcony.  Her history was written by one Shakespeare,
and had a splendid sale.  (See Romeo.)

JUPITER, boss of the ancient gods, father of most of them, and
a regular Frenchman.  Ambition:  To run everything. Recreation:
Killing giants, disguising himself as a swan, etc.  Address:
Olympia.

JUSTICE, only a mythological character whose statue has been
frequently erected.  She had eye trouble. In the United States
J. carried scales with a small statue of politics in one pan,
and money in the other. Her statues in other countries are said
to be different, although occasionally the little statues are
found in the pans.

Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit

FIFTY FAMOUS PEOPLE

FIFTY FAMOUS PEOPLE - CONTENTS

SAVING THE BIRDS

ANOTHER BIRD STORY

SPEAKING A PIECE

WRITING A COMPOSITION

THE WHISTLE

THE ETTRICK SHEPHERD

THE CALIPH AND THE POET

BECOS! BECOS! BECOS!

A LESSON IN HUMILITY

THE MIDNIGHT RIDE (OF PAUL REVERE)

THE BOY AND THE WOLF

ANOTHER WOLF STORY

THE HORSESHOE NAILS

THE LANDLORD'S MISTAKE

A LESSON IN MANNERS

GOING TO SEA

THE SHEPHERD-BOY PAINTER

TWO GREAT PAINTERS

THE KING AND THE BEES

OUR FIRST GREAT PAINTER

THE YOUNG SCOUT

THE LAD WHO RODE SIDESADDLE

THE WHISPERERS

HOW A PRINCE LEARNED TO READ

READ AND YOU WILL KNOW

THE YOUNG CUPBEARER

THE SONS OF THE CALIPH

THE BOY AND THE ROBBERS

A LESSON IN JUSTICE

THE GENERAL AND THE FOX

THE BOMB

A STORY OF OLD ROME

SAVED BY A DOLPHIN

LITTLE BROTHERS OF THE AIR

A CLEVER SLAVE

ONE OF AESOP'S FABLES

THE DARK DAY

THE SURLY GUEST

THE STORY OF A GREAT STORY

THE KING AND THE PAGE

THE HUNTED KING

TRY, TRY AGAIN!

WHY HE CARRIED THE TURKEY

THE PADDLE-WHEEL BOAT

THE CALIPH AND THE GARDENER

THE COWHERD WHO BECAME A POET

THE LOVER OF MEN

THE CHARCOAL MAN AND THE KING

WHICH WAS THE KING?

THE GOLDEN TRIPOD

NAMES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE

Famous Women - LOUISA M ALCOTT

Famous Women - MARY LYON

Famous Women - HARRIET G HOSMER

Famous Women - MADAME DE STAEL

Famous Women - ROSA BONHEUR

Famous Women - ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

Famous Women - GEORGE ELIOT

Famous Women - ELIZABETH FRY

Famous Women - ELIZABETH THOMPSON BUTLER

Famous Women - FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE

Famous Women - LADY BRASSEY

Famous Women - BARONESS BURDETT-COUTTS

Famous Women - JEAN INGELOW

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