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KANSAN ABROAD.

BY

NOBLE L. PRENTIS.

SECOND EDITION.

TOPEKA, KANSAS:
GEO. W. MARTIN, KANSAS PUBLISHING HOUSE.

- 9 FEB 1983

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LIBRARY

ENTERED according to act of Congress, in the year 1878, by

NOBLE L. PRENTIS,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

PREFATORY.

It now ap

The letters collected in this volume, under the general title of A KANSAN ABROAD, appeared in the Topeka Commonwealth during the summer and autumn of 1877.

The sketch, PIKE OF PIKE's PEAK, was first delivered at Topeka, February 19th, 1877, under the patronage of the Kansas State Historical Society. Afterward, in the cheerful month of March, the author went around the country with his production in the form of a "lecture.” It was not as funny as was expected, and, as a lecture, was not an overwhelming success. pears for the first time in print; and may it find more readers than it ever did hearers.

THE WORLD A SCHOOL, originally delivered as a commencement-day address before the Kansas State Agricultural College, was published in pamphlet form by order of the Board of Regents of that institution, and shortly after its delivery it appeared in several Kansas newspapers. It is believed that the pamphlets and newspapers have all been used up by this time, and that there are people who will welcome the address in a preservable form.

N. L. P. TOPEKA, February, 1878.

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