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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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WAGNER, Dick, a Dutchman who wrote a few sheets of music, went
into the opera business, but died before the good singers or
Hammerstein prices appeared.

WALKER, Johnnie, 1820.  Spent most of his life at your favorite
bar until you appeared.

WALTON, Isaac, he was the fellow who started those awful fish
stories.

WASHINGTON, George, child model, father, etc.  Spent early days
chopping trees, holding conversations with his father, killing
Indians, and being brave.  Later he drove those tea-selling
Englishmen from the United States, said farewell to his troops,
and became a politician.  W. decided he was not good enough for
a third term and retired. His picture has been widely
distributed.  Ambition:  To be the happy father of a big Uncle
Sam.  Recreation:  Powdering his wig. Address:  Washington.
Clubs:  Anti-Ananias.

WASHINGTON, Booker T., only a distant relation of the above.  A
big black man who went about the country raising money to put
brains into ivory. He also told his audience how unfortunate
they were in not being coons. (See Uncle Tom.)

WATSON, Doctor.  He boswelled Sherlock Holmes.

WEBSTER, Dan., an American statesman and a member of Congress
before the invention of investigating committees.  He died
famous.

WEBSTER, Noah, speller, writer, reference-book maker, and
language itemizer.  W. was the man to whom Mark Twain paid a
glowing tribute by saying he was a great writer, but his
stories were too short.

WELLINGTON, Duke of, an Englishman who taught a great French
general to say "Tout est perdu."  He later taught England that
many a good soldier makes a poor politician.

WHITEHEAD, of Fiume, Austria.  Mission in life was to reduce
the size of dreadnaughts.

WHITTINGTON, Richard, proprietor of a celebrated back-fence
walker.

WIDOW, Merry, a dream who hung around Mr. Maxim's restaurant in
Paris, made love to nobility, toured the world, and finally
died.  Death was caused by overexertion.  Before the war she
was engaged to a Balkan prince.  W. visited New York, London,
and Paris.  Everybody fell in love with her and whistled her
praises.  Past:  (?) Press Agent: Frank Lehar.  Ambition:
Millionaires.  Recreation:  After 11.45 P. M. Epitaph:  When
Will There Be Another Like Her?

WIGGS, Mrs., a woman who successfully advertised cabbages.

WILLIAMS.  He was the man who ruined the shaving-mug business.

WILSON, Puddin' Head, a young lawyer who was fathered by Mark
Twain. No relation to the following.

WILSON, Woodrow, one time president of an American football,
educational institution, who outgrew his job.  He moved up to
be governor, made a few cure-all speeches, introduced Roosevelt
to Bryan, changed his address to Washington.  Took out a
watchful, waiting policy.  Is now in Who's Who, but whether he
will remain in that publication or this one cannot be
determined at the time of going to press.  Ambition:  To keep
Roosevelt and Bryan running.  Recreation:  Teaching, Browning,
other brain exercises, thinking, Congress.  Address:
Washington, care Joseph Tumulty.  Clubs:  Pedagogue, Mexican.

WINSLOW, Mrs., known over the world as the lady who soothes the
baby's little tummie.

WONDERLAND, Alice of, traveless discoveress.  Made a lady of
the Royal Geographical Society.  She was a great favorite of
the children and many grown ups.  She always will remain a
Who's Whoess.

WOOLSEY, Cardinal, a churchman who combined politics with his
profession, became wealthy, unfortunate, and was finally
written up by Shakespeare.

WRIGHT, Orville, one of the inventors of the aeroplane who
knows the inside of the business, and believes one life on the
ground is worth two in the air.

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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