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About Cloverdale courier. (Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Or.) 190?-19?? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 30, 1916)
like hot cakes, i asked him to what
he attributed the sudden increase of
and he replied:
“ ‘The public wants it.’
“This satisfied me that 1 had at
the Golden Egg
least struck a iwpulnr vein, and I
hoped to climb the ladder of literary
“To make a long story short, my
By F. A. MITCHELL
novel was talked about by everybody,
rich and poor, high and low. In six
“I have hoard that you won your months I had cleared a small fortune,
wife from the fact that you were a then the sales fell to nothing. I had
successful author,” said Dawson to his ! made some money, but no literary rep-
friend Sturdevant. ‘‘If a man w ants to : utation.
and I were married and went
win a woman he m ust raise himself to “Dora
a bridal trip. One day
above his fellow men by doing some while on the on voyage
I was tw it
thing that glitters. To wear a gaudy ting her on her want over
uniform is the easiest way with the of my ability to succeed as an author,
ordinary type of woman. But 1 am when she said:
not surprised that it required a differ “ ‘The reviewer who said that it was
ent sort of prominence to secure Mrs. easy to pick out the goose that didn't
Sturdevant. She is a very bright wo lay the golden egg was half right.
man and would naturally look up to Now listen to me.
a man of your caliber.”
“ ‘One day after your novel had fall
Sturdevant glanced at the celling, en flat,’ she went on, ‘I concluded to
then at the floor, then out through the try to stir up an interest in it. i went
to all my friends and told them there
“Yes,” he replied, “my wife is a was a hidden meaning in the title and
sm art woman, but she has no reason to asked them to guess what it was. They
all went about propounding the query
, “T hat’s modesty for you.”
to their friends. It got noised about
“You don’t know anything about wo that there was a mystery in the book
men. John. You say a woman to love that did not appear on the surface.
a man must look up to him. So far, I re-enforced the position by propound
so good. But she is just as likely to ing the query whether the goose was
love him because she looks down on a gc'se or a gander. This set. people
him. The truth is, the sex is not to
quarreling as to whether the hero.
be analyzed. This story that I won to
or the heroine,
my wife on account of my literary Miriam Phunnyfeller,
standing is balderdash. I’ll tell you To half my friends I suggested
the basis of it if you like."
“Please do so."
“I have always been rather Imprac
half that it was an attack on the
tical, and Dbra is the very reverse. er
of our sex. T hat’s all. I
When I met her I was ambitious to j didn’t have
to do any more. The pub-
write a successful novel. She listened | lie got hungry
for the goose, and we
to my talk, sympathized with me, but | got the golden egg.’
I could see that she considered me in Sturdevant paused. "
“Why haven't you followed up yorr
“ ‘You don't seem to think I'm up to success?"
the work of successful scribbling?’ I “Because asked
would not per
said to her one day. miffed at her want mit me to kill the wife
that laid the
“ ‘I think you're not down to it,’ she
“ 'W hat do you mean?’
“ ‘Oh, that would take too long to
“She might have truthfully added, ‘I
Write for Literature.
wouldn't attem pt to try to fire it into
as stupid a brain as yours."
- OK EGO*
“I was engaged at that time on my
story. The Goose T hat T.ald the Golden
“I believe 200.000 copies were sold?"
Dawson broke in.
‘T hree hundred thousand.'*
“And ail the while.” interrupted
Dawson, “it was you who” —
“Don't be in such a hurry. Pin tell
ing this story. I nut $1,000 into the
venture. I intended to spend it all on
the printing and binding, but Dorn
persuaded me to have it illustrated.
So I paid $ !00 of the amount for pic
tures. The hook was published through
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Lampblack & Co , who put their im
print on the title page.
“Three months passed, and 1 got a
check from them fo r S?7 50. The pub
lic didn't clamor for the goose that
lnld the golden egg worth a cent. One
reviewer said that it was easy to pick
>>ut the goose that didn’t lay the golden
egg. which complimentary remark evl
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dently referred to the author, \nother :
three months | assed. and l got another
All WayPoints *
check for 10.75.
Safe and Comfortable
“W hat was niv surprise when the
next quarterly payment was made to
receive $lo0. After that one day when
Leave Cloverdale daily at
I was Introduced to a man he looked at
7:30 m . arriving at Tilla
me curiously and asked. ‘Author of
mook at 10 a. m.—in time for
“The Goose That Laid the Go’den
morning train to Portland.
Fgg?" ‘ Surprised. I admitted that I
Leave Tillamook at 3 p. in ,
was and with a heart flutter. The
at Cloverdale at 5
next d iv I was told by a friend that
my book was l*eing bilked about, and. i
J M. TKAXLER, Prep
s <pi lug at a book and news stand, the
d<a.or told me that he was selling it
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Stoves Ranges, Farm and
And every tiling usually kept in a first-class hard ware store, and
all goods are of the best quality.
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