CHAPTER I: CHARON MAKES A DISCOVERY
Charon, the Ferryman of renown, was cruising slowly
along the Styx one pleasant Friday morning not long
ago, and as he paddled idly on he chuckled mildly
John Kendrick Bangs, as the invariable tripartite nomenclature on the spines of his many books might attest, was a genteel figure whose humorous writing is characterized by a gentle and, at times, unr...
During the 1890s and into the twentieth century John Kendrick Bangs was one of the major humorists in the United States. As humor editor of Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Harper's Bazar, Harper's Week...