Behind the Beyond - and Other Contributions to Human Knowledge
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The Project Gutenberg eBook, Behind the Beyond, byStephen Leacock, Illustrated by A. H. FishThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.orgTitle: Behind the Beyondand Other Contributions to Human KnowledgeAuthor: Stephen LeacockRelease Date: November 11, 2007 [eBook #23449]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-8859-1***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK BEHIND THE BEYOND*** E-text prepared by Suzanne Lybarger, Emille,and the Booksmiths at http://www.eBookForge.net Transcriber's Notes:Page numbers are shown in the right margin. Click on a page number to see an image ofthe page of the original book from which this e-text is taken. DecorationBEHIND THE BEYONDSTEPHEN LEACOCKDecorationBY THE SAME AUTHORNONSENSE NOVELS12mo. Cloth. Net, $1.00LITERARY LAPSES12mo. Cloth. Net, $1.25SUNSHINE SKETCHES12mo. Cloth. Net, $1.25JOHN LANE COMPANYPUBLISHERS NEW YORKTHE PROLOGUE THEPROLOGUEBEHIND THE: : : BEYOND : : :AND OTHER CONTRIBUTIONSTO HUMAN KNOWLEDGEDecorationBY STEPHEN LEACOCKAUTHOR OF "NONSENSE NOVELS," "LITERARY: : : LAPSES," "SUNSHINE SKETCHES," ETC. : : :DecorationILLUSTRATED BY A. H. FISHWoman readingDecorationNEW YORK: JOHN LANE COMPANYLONDON: JOHN LANE, THE BODLEY HEADTORONTO: BELL & COCKBURN. MCMXIIICOPYRIGHT, ...

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Transcriber's Notes: Page numbers are shown in the right margin. Click on a page number to see an image of the page of the original book from which this e-text is taken.
Decoration BEHIND THE BEYOND
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Behind the Beyond and Other Contributions to Human Knowledge Author: Stephen Leacock Release Date: November 11, 2007 [eBook #23449] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK BEHIND THE BEYOND***   
 
E-text prepared by Suzanne Lybarger, Emille, and the Booksmiths at http://www.eBookForge.net
STEPHEN LEACOCK
Decoration
BY THE SAME AUTHOR
NONSENSE NOVELS 12mo. Cloth. Net, $1.00
LITERARY LAPSES 12mo. Cloth. Net, $1.25
SUNSHINE SKETCHES 12mo. Cloth. Net, $1.25
JOHN LANE COMPANY PUBLISHERS NEW YORK
THE PROLOGUETHE PROLOGUE
BEHIND THE : : : BEYOND : : :
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ND OTHER CONTRIBUTION TO HUMAN KNOWLEDGE
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BY STEPHEN LEACOCK
AUTHOR OF "NONSENSE NOVELS," "LITERARY : : : LAPSES," "SUNSHINE SKETCHES," ETC. : : : Decoration
ILLUSTRATED BY A. H. FISH
Woman reading Decoration NEW YORK: JOHN LANE COMPANY LONDON: JOHN LANE, THE BODLEY HEAD TORONTO: BELL & COCKBURN. MCMXIII
COPYRIGHT, 1913,BY THE CROWELL PUBLISHING COMPANY
COPYRIGHT, 1913,BY THE CENTURYCOMPANY
COPYRIGHT, 1913,BY JOHN LANE COMPANY
CONTENTS
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53 61 69 74 84
BEHIND THE BEYOND FAMILIAR INCIDENTS  I. With the Photographer  II. The Dentist and the Gas  III. My Lost Opportunities  IV. My Unknown Friend  V. Under the Barber's Knife PARISIAN PASTIMES  I. The Advantages of a Polite Education93  II. The Joys of Philanthropy104  III. The Simple Life in Paris117  IV. A Visit to Versailles129  V. Paris at Night143 THE RETROACTIVE EXISTENCE OF MR. JUGGINS159 MAKING A MAGAZINE169 HOMER AND HUMBUG185
The Prologue
ILLUSTRATIONS
The curtain rises Their expression is stamped with deep thought He kisses her on the bare shoulder He takes her in his arms "Is it me?" I did go—I kept the appointment He showed me a church that I could have bought for a hundred thousand I shall not try to be quite so extraordinarily clever When he reached my face he looked searchingly at it The tailor shrugged his shoulders Something in the quiet dignity of the young man held me The Parisian dog Personally I plead guilty to something of the same spirit The lady's face is aglow with moral enthusiasm Meanwhile he had become a quaint-looking elderly man With all the low cunning of an author stamped on his features
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