THE INGHAM PAPERS, 16mo. $1.25.
“But it is not alone for their wit and ingenuity we prize Mr. Hale’s stories, but for the serious thought, the moral, or practical suggestion underlying all of them. They are not written simply to amuse, but have a graver purpose. Of the stories in the present volume, the best to our thinking is ‘The Rag Man and Rag Woman.’”—Boston Transcript.
“Good sense, very practical suggestions, telling illustrations (in words), lively fancy, and delightful humor combine to make Mr. Hale’s hints exceedingly taking and stimulating, and we do not see how either sex can fail, after reading his pages, to know How to Talk, How to Write, How to Read, How to go into Society, and How to Travel. These, with Life at School, Life in Vacation, Life Alone, Habits in Church, Life with Children, Life with your Elders, Habits of Reading, and Getting Ready, are the several topics of the more than as many chapters, and make the volume one which should find its way to the hands of every boy and girl. To this end we would like to see it in every Sabbath-school library in the land.”—Congregationalist.
CRUSOE IN NEW YORK, and other Stories, 16mo. $1.00
“If one desires something unique, full of wit, a veiled sarcasm that is rich in the extreme, it will all be found in this charming little book. The air of perfect sincerity with which they are told, the diction, reminding one of ‘The Vicar of Wakefield,’ and the ludicrous improbability of the tales, give them a power rarely met with in ’short stories.’ There is many a lesson to be learned from the quiet little volume.”
HIS LEVEL BEST. 16mo. $1.25.
“We like Mr. Hale’s style. He is fresh, frank, pungent, straightforward, and pointed. The first story is the one that gives the book its title, and it is related in a dignified manner, showing peculiar genius and humorous talent. The contents are, ‘His Level Best,’ ‘The Brick Moon,’ ‘Water Talk,’ ‘Mouse and Lion,’ ‘The Modern Sinbad,’ ’A Tale of a Salamander,’”—Philadelphia Exchange.
GONE TO TEXAS; or, The Wonderful Adventures of a Pullman, 16mo. $1.00.
“There are few books of travel which combine in a romance of true love so many touches of the real life of many people, in glimpses of happy homes, in pictures of scenery and sunset, as the beautiful panorama unrolled before us from the windows of this Pullman car. The book is crisp and bright, and has a pleasant flavor; and whatever is lovely in the spirit of its author, or of good report in his name, one may look here and find promise of both fulfilled.”—Exchange.
WHAT CAREER? or, The Choice of a Vocation and the Use of Time. 16mo. $1.25.