Excerpt from Picturesque B. And O: Historical and Descriptive B. Franklin, or Ben for short, ble in physical proportions and great of heart, never knew the time when he would t rather help others than himself. He was possessed of the. Happiest of faculties, that of being always on the alert to do a favor, and never at a loss to appreciate just how it should be done. The most inquisitive individual that ever acquired the growth of six feet. In his stockings, the life - history of man, woman or child was to him as easy of extraction as the juice from an orange; the process was so natural that his features were the constant personification of incence, and one might well be'condoned the doubt as to sugar melting in his mouth. Such virtue as there is said to be in the laughter that tends to fat growing Ben could be depended upon to demonstrate; and when convulsions seemed most imminent there would be upon his face an expression of giuileless wonderment. That simply capped the climax of hilarity. The last one to bed at night and the first one up in the-morning. 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.