Excerpt from Gloverson and His Silent Partners Amos Dixon, aged twenty-eight years and one month, was neither tall r short. He was one of that kind of people who always look like somebody else - one of those who, at an evening sociable, being present, would be forgotten; and, being absent, would be inquired about. In fact, Amos Dixon was calculated to be, like an acquaintance of Voltaire's, conspicuous by his absence. But the Great Publisher of men and sparrows does t stereotype his editions. So, of course, Amos Dixon could lay claim to certain little peculiarities, which circumscribed him, as a great irregular polygon, within the circumference of his own circle. For instance, the clothes of Amos Dixon - more than any in your fine descriptions - seemed a part of him. No matter who his merchant tailor, the back of his coat invariably led a madic existence, camping anywhere but on the place for which it was designed. 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.