Excerpt from Anti-Babel and Other Such Doings As there is scarcely a living soul who did t attend the Chicago Exposition of 1892, the most charming as well as the most individual and strenuous of all Expositions, you will all remember of course how the great fountains of the central terrace would send w to this side, w to that, as swayed by the wind, a drenching spray, from which people would flee in dire confusion. Two persons, saving themselves in a panic from such sudden deluge, almost ran into each other's arms. One was a rusty-looking old gentleman in a frock coat and a high hat; and the other was a young, or youngish woman of plain but prepossessing aspect, in a shirtwaist and a skirt of different shades of brown, with a satchel for guide books slung over her shoulder. Why Uncle Pausanias! exclaimed the young woman. Why Mary! exclaimed the old gentleman. I read about you in the paper this morning, said the niece, who it appeared was named Mary Shaft. I was just wondering if I should see you, and where and how. I did t kw you were here. You read about me in the paper? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.