The Handbook of Conundrums
by Edith B. Ordway
Publisher: George Sully and Company 1915
Number of pages: 198
This book presents a grindstone whereon the reader may whet his wits. It is of sufficient hardness to resist the coarsest metal of broad-bladed humor, and of sufficient fineness of grain to edge the best steel of fancy.
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