So Much Arm And Shoulder

As Syrilla descended from the car, aided by the Living Skeleton and the Strong Man, the fair creature wore a lowneck evening gown. Her arms and shoulders were snowy white (except for a pecular mark on one arm). Not only had Mr. Gubb never seen such white arms and shoulders, but he hand never seen so much arm and shoulder on one woman, and from that moment he was deeply and hopelessly in love. …

Mr. Gubb was not the only man in Riverbank to fall in love with Syrilla … but so deeply did Mr. Winterberry fall in Love with Syrilla that he begged Mr. Dorgan, the manager of the side-show, to let him join the side-show, and this Mr. Dogan did, putting him in a cage as Wah-Wah, the Mexican Hairless Dog-Man, as Mr. Winterberry was exceedingly bald.“
Ellis Parker Butler, Philo Gubb, The Correspondence School Detective, 1913


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