The Inventions of the Idiot
by John Kendrick Bangs
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers 1904
The idiot is the same old idiot, if a trifle worn. As an inventive idiot he is in his element although of all his numerous inventions he complains that none has been realized. Probably there is a deep psychological reason for that for they were all of the Dreamaline sort.
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