Aeronautics: Fun

One day four years ago Publisher George Palmer Putnam of Manhattan confided in his friend Capt. Hilton R. Railey that there was a chance for the right young lady to fly the Atlantic. The Hon. Mrs. Frederick Guest, he said, had secretly bought a plane from Commander Byrd with the intention of being flown herself, but her family had interfered. If a "suitable" substitute could be found, Mrs. Guest still would finance the flight. Said Capt. Railey: "You wait," and hastened to Boston. When he returned Publisher Putnam's eyes popped with pleased...

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