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A LESSON IN MANNERS

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


A LESSON IN MANNERS



One morning there was a loud knock at Dean Swift's door. The servant
opened it. A man who was outside handed her a fine duck that had lately
been killed, and said,--"Here's a present for the Dean. It's from Mr.
Boyle."

Then, without another word, he turned and walked away.

A few days afterward the man came again. This time he brought a
partridge. "Here's another bird from Mr. Boyle."

Now, Mr. Boyle was a sporting neighbor who spent a good deal of time
in shooting. He was a great admirer of Dean Swift, and took pleasure
in sending him presents of game.

The third time, the man brought a quail. "Here's something else for
the Dean," he said roughly, and tossed it into the servant's arms.

The servant complained to her master. "That fellow has no manners,"
she said.

"The next time he comes," said the Dean, "let me know, and I will go
to the door."

It was not long until the man came with another present. The Dean went
to the door.

"Here's a rabbit from Mr. Boyle," said the man.

"See here," said the Dean in a stern voice, "that is not the way to
deliver a message here. Just step inside and make believe that you are
Dean Swift. I will go out and make believe that I am bringing him a
present. I will show you how a messenger ought to behave."

"I'll agree to that," said the man; and he stepped inside. The Dean
took the rabbit and went out of the house. He walked up the street to
the next block. Then he came back and knocked gently at the door.

[Illustration]

The door was opened by the man from Mr. Boyle's. The Dean bowed
gracefully and said, "If you please, sir, Mr. Boyle's compliments, and
he wishes you to accept of this fine rabbit."

"Oh, thank you," said the man very politely. Then, taking out his
purse, he offered the Dean a shilling. "And here is something for your
trouble."

The lesson in manners was not forgotten; for, always after that, the
man was very polite when he brought his presents. And the Dean also
took the hint; for he always remembered to give the man a "tip" for
his trouble. Jonathan Swift, often called Dean Swift, was famous as
a writer on many subjects. Among other books he wrote "Gulliver's
Travels," which you, perhaps, will read some time.

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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