Books: Desert Islands

Are Your Books Bound in Rubber?

If you plan to be shipwrecked, choose a stout lifebelt and have your library waterproofed. The recent excitement in connection with the answers of various prominent men to the question, " What books would you like to have with you on a desert island?" has begun to quiet down. The chief impression left is one of bulk. Everything from the Encyclopedia to the Presbyterian Hymnal, the complete works of Shakespeare, and the dictionary have been proposed. Will Rogers favors the telephone directory.

It is curious to note how...

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