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Taking the Count

Taking the Count Excerpt from Taking the Count Prize Ring Stories His full name was Charles Emmet Van Loan a name to make a mouthful He signed himself in his private correspondence C B Van Loan and in his published

  • Title: Taking the Count
  • Author: Charles E. Van Loan
  • ISBN: 9781434464422
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from Taking the Count, Prize Ring Stories His full name was Charles Emmet Van Loan, a name to make a mouthful He signed himself in his private correspondence C B Van Loan and in his published writings, Chas E Van Loan But I never knew anybody who knew him but called him Charley or often still, Van and I imagine that to those of his readers who did nExcerpt from Taking the Count, Prize Ring Stories His full name was Charles Emmet Van Loan, a name to make a mouthful He signed himself in his private correspondence C B Van Loan and in his published writings, Chas E Van Loan But I never knew anybody who knew him but called him Charley or often still, Van and I imagine that to those of his readers who did not know him except as they felt his personality showing through the printed page he was Charley Van Loan, nearly always We employ those shortenings of the proper name only for those we like and for those we love, or for those we feel we would love did we come to know them they are the slangy diminutives of an universal regard because no man ever gained an affectionate abbreviation of his baptismal title and kept it who in the estimation of his contemporaries had not earned it by right of friendly conquest We nickname our geysers, but not our glaciers the one typifies that which flows, which bubbles, which has motion and sparkle and quickness the other typifies that which is frozen and slow and hard.

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