[glibrary] Everychild - illegible words
David S. Carter
superman at umich.edu
Thu Jan 12 06:19:24 PST 2006
Another rare book, owned by only four libraries:
CO UNIV OF COLORADO AT BOULDER COD
FL UNIV OF FLORIDA FUG
MO UNIV OF MISSOURI, ST LOUIS UMS
NY NEW YORK PUB LIBR RES LIBR NYP
On 1/11/06 4:59 PM, "Al Haines (shaw)" <ajhaines at shaw.ca> wrote:
> I have a copy of "Everychild", by Louis Dodge. It was published by Charles
> Scribner's Sons, New York, 1921, copyright 1921 by Charles Scribner's Sons.
> While scanning it, I found that two words on page 159 were illegible from
> what looked like dried, spilled food. When I tried to (carefully) scrape
> away the residue, the whole residue flake came free and took some of the
> book's paper with it, along with the printing.
> The missing text is on page 159's last paragraph, which begins with "A
> bluff, soldierly-appearing man...". The last four lines of the paragraph
> are these, with the missing fragments indicated by underscores:
> ing rascals followed him into the room he re-
> _____, with a sigh: "He's not here. And that's
> _____ of luck at least--to have no one about whilst
> we mix this devil's brew." Then more briskly:
> The first missing fragment ends with "ed". From the context, and when
> combined with the "re" at the end of the previous line, the word might
> something be "reported" or "remarked", but I'm just guessing. (Judging by
> the amount of space occupied by the missing characters, "remarked" is
> probably the better guess.)
> As for the second missing fragment, from its context, I think it reads "a
> bit". A portion of the T is visible, but the rest is a guess.
> Does anyone have this book, that they can fill in the missing words for me?
More information about the glibrary