Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories - Study Guide Pages 210 - 324 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Mitchell (writer)
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In "The Deaf-Mutes Club," Mitchell received an invitation to visit with a man named Samuel Frankenheim, historian of a club for deaf people. At the club, Mitchell met a man named Jack Fitzsimmons, who told Mitchell about other clubs for the deaf in the city as well as schools and services. He said that several deaf schools paid the salary of a woman who helped the deaf find jobs and that they were particularly adept at welding, carpentry and machine operation. Fitzsimmons said that the one thing that made deaf people really angry is for someone to say that he is tired of the noise of the city and would like to be deaf.

"Santa Clause Smith" was the story of a "ragged white-bearded old man" named John Smith. He claimed to be from Riga, Latvia, Europe, and he traveled across the country...

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