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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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PADEREWSKI, Ignace Jan, another farewell-concert giver, who
wore long red hair, a soulful expression, insured his fingers,
and broke pianos.

PALLAS, a Grecian goddess who was metamorphosed into a raven
perch by Poe.

PAN, monstrosity, musical instrument maker, friend of poets.
Born half a man and half a goat.  Took after the latter.
Studied music under the old masters and outfluted Apollo.  Was
also a sheep fancier.  Fathered fife and drum corps.  Ambition:
A pair of shoes or a goat's appetite.  Recreation:  Hunting and
falling in love.  Address:  Greece.  Clubs:  Musical.

PAN, Peter, a little fellow who was a delightful actress,
believed in fairies, and crowded houses in England and the
United States.

PANKHURST, Mrs., a celebrated English woman who terrorized a
government, starved herself, smashed windows, blew up things,
and made speeches for a living.  Girlhood spent in developing
muscle, pluck, and theories. She appeared before the public and
declared that the liquor traffic would be terminated when women
voted.  Spent years of her life wondering why the men would not
give them the privilege.  Never cared for the ministry,
although she was a very good woman.  Ambition:  A woman king.
"Votes for Women" in the Union Jack.  Recreation:  Planning the
"next." Publications:  From the Cradle to the Ballot.  Windows
I have Smashed.  Address:  London.  Care Scotland Yard.

PANKHURST, Sylvia, a little Pankhurst who helps mamma break
things.

PANZA, Sancho, Don Quixote's interlocutor and stable boss.

PARIS, son of the King of Tyre, who ran away with another man's
wife named Helen.  A city in France has been named to do him
honor.

PARNELL, C. S., father of the downfall of English ministries
and Ulster. Born of Irish parents.  First man to successfully
explode dynamite in Parliament without being executed.
Ambition:  An Ulsterless Ireland, a Conservativeless England.
Address:  Close to the English ministry. Epitaph:  The Bills
Men Introduced Live After Them.

PARSIFAL, the longest-winded singer who ever stepped on an
opera stage.

PASTEUR, Doctor, discoverer.  Experimented with mad dogs until
he came to the conclusion they should be shot or chained. A
subway station in Paris has been named after him.

PATRICK, Saint, a Scotchman who drove all the snakes out of
Ireland with the exception of those in bottles.  Also
introduced the brogue and the shamrock into the Emerald Isle.

PAT, also of Ireland.  At an early age he emigrated to the
United States.  There he took up the hod-carrying business.
Went on the stage and set the world laughing.  He also entered
politics, captured the American police force, and, together
with his brothers in Parliament, rules Great Britain and the
United States.

PATTI, Adelina, a singer who said au revoir but not good bye.
Epitaph:  Cum Grano Salis.

PEAR,[8] the man who names most of the London busses, and keeps
the people of England clean for a penny a week. His business is
international with the exception of Glasgow and Italy.

[8] Ed.  Note:  This is not an advertisement.  The editor does
not use soap.



PEARY, Captain Robert E., explorer who said he reached the
north pole and convinced a few people.  Was also forced to
write a book and lecture.  Publications:  How Dr. Cook Almost
Got Ahead of Me.  Ambition:  That a certain man had not made
him get all the way there the last time.  Grave:  The Cook
incident.

PENN, William, a man whose picture appears on all Quaker Oats
boxes. An Englishman who left his country, bought Pennsylvania,
built the slow, old town of Philadelphia, and hung up the
American Liberty Bell.

PERICLES, of Athens.  Political boss, philosopher, and general.
Secured his reputation through brains, a voice, and a
well-oiled political machine.  Started the golden age of Greece
with a loud blast of the horn of plenty.

PETER, no relation to the following.  He introduced the art of
chocolate making into Switzerland, and the art of eating it
into America.  Ambition:  More children and people with sweet
teeth.

PETER, Saint, a fine old bearded saint who is an excellent
bookkeeper, and a detester of roosters.  A church in Rome has
taken his name.  Ambition:  A new key.  Recreation:  Oiling
hinges. Address:  Golden gates.

PHARAOH, of Egypt.  Benefactor of Moses and Joseph.  Was also
the father of Pharaoh's daughter.  Built a few pyramids,
cigarette factories, and made a handsome mummy.

PHILIP II, a king of Spain who, with an armada to press his
suit, endeavored to marry a queen of England.  Both the suit
and the armada were left in the bay of Biscay, and the queen an
old maid.  Ambition:  To the Inquisition with all Englishmen.
Motto:  Faint heart never won fair lady.  Address:  Spain.

PINAUD, Edward, discoverer of the only thing which would have
saved your hair.

PINKHAM, Lydia, of vegetable compound fame.  Made a fortune out
of advertisements, little boxes of pills, and women who
believed what they read.

PIPER, Peter, famous picker of pickled peppers.  Also held
accounts against many people.  Caused considerable worry to his
creditors.

PITMAN, Isaac, discovered a method of making political speakers
more careful of what they said.  His invention has secured
wealthy husbands for many a pretty and poor stenographer.

PLUTARCH, the only man who had more lives than a cat.

PLUTO, boss of the underworld until Old Nic got on the job.
Also the manufacturer of a morning beverage.

PLUVIUS, E., was the fellow who always made it rain when you
wanted to wear your new hat or go to a ball game.

POE, Ed.  A., an American poet who specialized in ravens and
cold chills.

POINCAIRE, Raymond, a Frenchman who has a splendid opportunity
to get out of this book.

POLLUX, Leda's other twin.  (See Mother and Brother.)

POLO, Marco, F. R. G. S., traveler, discoverer, and lecturer.
Began expeditions from Venice.  Discovered China, Japan, and
the Orient. Returned to Venice and Doctor Cooked his neighbors.
He is supposed, however, to have visited the countries, as he
produced a pair of chop sticks, a Chinese laundry, and some
Japanese lanterns.  These were accepted as proofs by the
University of Venice.  Ambition:  The north pole.

POMPADOUR, Madame, coiffeur, Queen of France.  Said to have
been a peach.  Was a great friend of Louis XV, and helped make
the dances at Versailles a success.  Ambition:  Plenty of hair.
Recreation:  Versailles.  Address:  See Louis.  Clubs:  Anti.

POWELL-BADEN, Robert S., a warrior who retired from service and
invented soldiers to be shot when the next big war comes along.

PROCRASTINATOR, T. H. E., an extinct man who believed in the
doctrine of To-morrow.  He was a thief, but was never
convicted. Ancient records state he invariably had an excuse
for present inactivity, but would promise results the following
day.  Was a close friend of Failure.  Put off everything except
Death, and even did his best to keep him away as long as
possible.  Motto:  No time like the future.  Ambition:  To
accomplish to-morrow what the other fellow is doing to-day.
Recreation:  Always before business. Address:  Nobody knows.
Clubs:  Many.

PROGRESS, Pilgrim, an Englishman who made an extensive journey
encumbered with a large pack.  He visited Paris, had some
hairbreadth escapes, was stuck in the mud, but finally returned
and became respectable like all other Englishmen.

PUCCINI, Giacomo, maker of tunes and curtain calls.  A musician
who did not starve, and who gave the classical name "La
Faniculla del West" to the plain "girl of the golden west."

PULLMAN, an American who invented an expensive means of travel.
P. also is responsible for the vast fortunes acquired by
porters.

PUNCH, husband of Judy, and a great favorite with the children,
even if he did beat his old wife.  Led a hen-pecked life.
Traveled in several European countries and spoke all the
best-selling languages. His name has been given to a serious
London publication.

PYTHAGORAS, a Greek who said some people would be pigs after
they were dead.

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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