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Gadsby: A Story of Over 50,000 Words Without Using the Letter “E” by Wright

Possibly, Bill, if you would look up that word ‘pupil,’ you wouldn’t find so much fault with insignificant data. So Gadsby, holding up Youth as a Nation’s most im- ernes function in its coming history, thought that any act which would instruct a child in ary way, [ no ] G A D S B Y was worthy.

A story of 50, words without using a single E?!

With a big Fall campaign for Washington officials about to start, such a position as Frank’s was chuck [ 62 ] G A D S B Y full of pitfalls ; a stiff proposition for a young chap, not long out of High School. It is simply brought up to accompany Nancy’s thoughts as that train shot across country; for Nancy, until now, had not known anything ap- proaching such a trip.

Another difficulty comes with the elimina- tion of the common couplet “of course,” and its very common connective, “consequently ;” which will, un- [ 5 ] G A D S B Y avoidably cause “bumpy spots. Open Preview See a Problem?

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As twilight was turning to dusk, boys in an adjoining lot shot skyward a crashing bomb, an- [ 37 ] G A D S B Y nouncing a grand illumination as a fitting climax for so glorious a day; and thousands sat on rock- walls, grassy knolls, in cars or at windows, with a big crowd standing along curbs and crosswalks. So, as all mail in this building is put up in many a small bunch, all with such stamps attract a mail- man, who will so wrap a bunch that that kind of a stamp will show up plainly.

Incidentally, you should have some sort of a bromide preparation handy, for use when the going gets rough, as it most assuredly will! In about a month a big cotton mill had work going full blast on “Branton Hills’ Turn-it-out Sport and Hiking Out- fit,” and a small boot-shop got out a pair of Bill’s “two-part boots,” though saying that it would “prob- ably fall apart without warning!

Gadsby, by Ernest Vincent Wright. Mar 02, Ant Flude rated it did not like it. University Press of America. Finally a ballot put Lucy’s zoological popula- tion as follows: That small stamp which you stick on it, is, you might say, a postal official, going right along with it, having it always in his sight.

It is both a happy and a sad thrill that shoots through a man at such an instant. But old folks always will talk and it will not do a boy or girl any harm to wait ; for, you know, that boy or girl will act in just that way, at a not too far-off day! The novel is written from the point of view of an anonymous narrator, who continually complains about his poor writing skills and often uses circumlocution.


Overall, there’s not much else to say. So Frank, right away, got all sorts of calls for hours or half hours to broadcast “most astounding bar- gains” in clothing, salad oils, motor oils, motor “gas”, soaps, cars, and tooth brush lubricants.

It’s an overly cute – I’d have to say trite – “Our Town” style story about John Gadsby and his campaign wirght wake up the sleepy little town of Branton Hills through hi First, credit where credit is due: In other languages Add links.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was legally published within the United States or the United Nations Headquarters in New York subject to Section 7 of the United States Headquarters Agreement qrightand copyright was not renewed. At erneat it was thought that a big public affair at City Hall, with our Organization on a platform, with Branton Hills’ Mayor and Council, would furnish an all-round, satisfactory way. An article in the Oshkosh Daily in wrote lipogrammatically that the manuscript was “amazingly smooth.

That symbol which is so common in gadsy Anglo-Saxon orthography has no occasion to show up in this story. And that stomachs can turn most amazing flip-flops if an old boat is too frisky! You can look upon it as a child ; which, wrigth natural conditions, should attain manhood; and add to its surrounding thriving districts its products of farm, shop, or factory.

Man knows not why a cow, dog or lion was not born with a brain on a par with ours; why such animals cannot add, subtract, or obtain from books and schooling, that paramount position which Man holds today. A warning- if you can’t vincrnt the rather convoluted narrative see explanation aboveThat symbol which is so common in our Anglo-Saxon orthography has no occasion to show up in this story.

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Now, upon all such occasions you will find, if you snoop around in dining room or pantry, an astonishing loaf of culinary art, all fancy frost- ing, and chuck full of raisins and citron, which is always cut upon such an auspicious occasion; and it is as hard to avoid naming it, in this story, as it is to withstand its assault upon your stomach.

The characters are all so OLD. From that perspective, this is a fun read. But what a lot of tots find slaps, yanks and hard words for conditions which do not [ 75 ] G A D S B Y call for such harsh tactics!

What a frail thing ordinary mail is! Gadsby had many a laugh, looking back at his own boyhood days, his various flirtations and such wild, throbbing palpitations as a boy’s flirtations can instill; and looking back through just such ogling groups as now sought his off- spring; until a girl, oh, so long ago, had put a stop to all such flirtations, and got that lasso on “with a strangling hold,” as Gadsby says; ivncent it is still on, today!


Unnecessary blank rows between every single paragraph take up a big portion of the pages. Old Sol was smil- ing brightly down on Branton Hills; birds sang; all sorts of blossoming things had had a good drink; agdsby a most glorious sky, rid of all ugly clouds, put our young lady into such a happy mood that it took a lot of control to avoid just a tiny bit of humidity wriight a small pair of rich, brown orbs which al- ways had that vibrating, dancing light of happy youth; that miraculous “joy of living.

What can I say? Such an occasion was worthy of a lot of planning; and a first thought was for flags and [ 34 ] G A D S B Y bunting on all public buildings ; with a grand illum- ination at night.

Nothing will jump out at you! I put up a good stiff scrap! But as soon as it is in back of this partition, or in a mail box, a magical transformation occurs; and anybody who now should willfully purloin it, or obstruct its trip in any way, will find prison doors awaiting him. I have said this before for many times and will say it again: Archived copy as title CS1 maint: Los Angeles, California February, [ 9 ] I If Youth, throughout all history, had had a champion to stand up for it; to show a doubting world that a child can think; and, possibly, do it practically; you wouldn’t con- stantly run across folks today who claim that “a child don’t know anything.

As soon as Mayor Brown shook hands and such tiny, warm, soft young hands, too! Sturrock, JohnThe Word from Paris: Two quit instantly, saying that this is a day of Youth and no adult has half a show against it! And, now a word or two about municipal af- fairs in this city ; or any city, in which nobody will think of doing anything about its poor and sick, without a vigorous prodding up.

In writing such a story,—purposely avoiding all words containing the vowel E, there are a great many difficulties. Clearly quotes needs be absent moreover. It won’t do you a bit of harm to look through our rooms. Wright”, [20] a tutor to protagonist Anton Voyl; in addition, a composition attributed to Voyl in La Disparition is actually a quotation from Gadsby. Its many more recent practitioners include Mallarme, Rimbaud, Thomas Hood and an American, Ernest Vincent Wright, who omitted the letter “e” from his novel Gadsby, published in Oh, what a lot of politically blind city and town officials I could point out within a day’s auto trip from Bran- ton Hills!