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    Bennett Cerf’s Houseful of Laughter ed. Bennett Cerf (Random House, 1963, 182 + viii, hc)
    Illustrations throughout by Arnold Roth. [Todd Mason]
    • vii · Foreword · Bennett Cerf · fw
    • 3 · It All Started with Columbus · Richard Armour · ex; from It All Started with Columbus, humor.
    • 18 · The Fifty-First Dragon · Heywood Broun · ss New York Tribune Apr 13 1919
    • 28 · The Story of Chicken Little · Walt Kelly · cs
    • 38 · The Little Girl and the Wolf · James Thurber · vi The New Yorker Jan 21 1939
    • 40 · The Ransom of Red Chief · O. Henry · ss The Saturday Evening Post Jul 6 1907
    • 53 · Riddle-de-Dee · Bennett Cerf · ms; riddles retold.
    • 57 · How Beautiful with Mud · Hildegarde Dolson · ex; from We Shook the Family Tree, memoir.
    • 66 · The Affair at 7, Rue de M— · John Steinbeck · ss Harper’s Bazaar Apr 1955
    • 76 · Father Opens My Mail · Clarence Day · ex; from Life with Father, memoir.
    • 83 · Child’s Play: A Selection of Anecdotes · Bennett Cerf · hu; from Try and Stop Me and other Cerf anecdote collections.
    • 92 · How We Kept Mother’s Day · Stephen Leacock · vi 1930; from Laugh with Leacock.
    • 97 · Your Boy and His Dog · Robert Benchley · es Liberty Jul 30 1932
    • 101 · The Rich Sardine · Roger Price · ct; cartoons with explication.
    • 107 · Tom’s Whitewash · Mark Twain · ex; from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
    • 113 · Pay the Two Francs · Art Buchwald · hu
    • 117 · Learning to Drive · Billy Rose · ex; from Wine, Women and Song.
    • 120 · A Turn for the Verse
    • _120 · The Purple Cow · Gelett Burgess · pm
    • _120 · O I C · Anonymous · pm
    • _121 · The Little Man Who Wasn’t There · Hughes Mearns · pm
    • _121 · Miniature · Richard Armour · pm
    • _122 · Infant Prodigy · Margaret Fishback · pm
    • _122 · Note to a Persistent Pest · “Groucho” Marx · pm
    • _123 · Habits of the Hippopotamus · Arthur Guiterman · pm
    • _124 · How to Tell the Wild Animals · Carolyn Wells · pm
    • _126 · Eletelephony · Laura E. Richards · pm
    • _127 · Poems in Praise of Practically Nothing · Samuel Hoffenstein · pm
    • _128 · Father William · Lewis Carroll · pm
    • _129 · Song of the Pop-Bottlers · Morris Bishop · pm
    • 130 · Six Poems by Ogden Nash
    • _130 · Reflections on Babies · Ogden Nash · pm
    • _130 · Song of the Open Road · Ogden Nash · pm The New Yorker Oct 15 1932
    • _130 · The Eel · Ogden Nash · pm
    • _130 · The Lama · Ogden Nash · pm
    • _131 · The Fly · Ogden Nash · pm
    • _131 · The Termite · Ogden Nash · pm
    • 132 · Little Willie Poems
    • _132 · untitled · Charles H. Clark · pm
    • _132 · six untitled short poems · Anonymous & Bennett Cerf, retold by · pm
    • 133 · Two-Liners
    • _133 · On the Antiquity of Fleas · Strickland Gillian · pm
    • _133 · Maid’s Day Out · William Benét · pm
    • _133 · untitled (“Last night at twelve I felt immense/But now I feel like thirty cents”) · George Ade · pm
    • _134 · untitled · Richard Armour · pm
    • _134 · four two-line untitled poems · Anonymous & Bennett Cerf, retold by · pm
    • 134 · Out on a Limerick; from Out on a Limerick, edited by Bennett Cerf.
    • _134 · twenty untitled limericks · Anonymous & Bennett Cerf, retold by · pm
    • _135 · untitled limerick (“I wish my room had a floor;”...) · Gelett Burgess · pm
    • _135 · untitled limerick (“There was an old man in a boat,”...) · Edward Lear · pm
    • _135 · untitled limerick (“As a beauty I am not a star.”...) · Woodrow Wilson · pm; Wilson was only (mis?)quoting Anthony Euwer: http://www.limericks.org/pentatette/myths.htm
    • _136 · untitled limerick (“I’d rather have fingers than toes;”...) · Gelett Burgess · pm
    • _138 · untitled limerick (“When twins came, their father, Dan Dunn,”...) · Berton Braley · pm
    • _139 · untitled limerick (“A tutor who tooted a flute”...) · Carolyn Wells · pm
    • 140 · The Word Market · Norman Juster · ex; from The Phantom Tollbooth.
    • 153 · The Night the Bed Fell · James Thurber · ss The New Yorker Jul 8 1933
    • 159 · The Face Is Familiar But— · Max Schulman · ex; from The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, novel, Random House 1945.
    • 172 · Practice Mission · Mac Hyman · ex; from No Time for Sergeants, novel, 1954.



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