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The following is quoted from “The Candy Kid” by Erle Stanley
Gardner, © 1931 by Red Star News Company.
The valet was rubbing his jaw.
“And, Scuttle,” said Lester Leith, beaming, “you’ve heard of daylight
saving, of course. What do you think of it?”
“It’s inconvenient in the mornings, sir, but convenient in the evening.”
“Yes, indeed, Scuttle. Yet a moment’s thought will convince you that
it hasn’t saved any daylight. It’s merely kidded man into believing that
there is more daylight. The days aren’t any longer. Man simply gets up
“Yes, sir. I guess so, sir.”
“Yes, indeed, Scuttle. But it’s a great plan. However, we shouldn’t
limit it to clock juggling. Why not carry it to its logical conclusion
and have a heat-saving plan? Why not have perpetual summer?”
The valet was interested but dazed.
“How could you do that, sir?”
“I’ll show you. It’s now the second of November.”
“Very well, Scuttle. You see that calendar hanging against the
And Lester Leith, stepping to the calendar, tore oﬀ the month of
November. He did the same for December. Next year’s calendar was
underneath, and from this he removed January, February, March,
April, May, and June. The month that remained on top was July.
( . . . )
Which was why, as Lester Leith sat bundled to the ears in a fur
coat, there was an imperative rap on the door. He arose and opened
Sergeant Ackley glared at him. “H’lo, Leith. Happened to be in
the neighborhood and dropped in to see you.”
Lester Leith gathered the fur coat about him.
“Is this an oﬃcial visit, Sergeant?”
“Well, not exactly.”
“You haven’t a warrant either for search or arrest?”
“Good Lord, no! I tell you I just dropped in.”
“Very well, then, it’s a social visit. Do come in, Sergeant, and sit
down. It’s a little chilly for July. In fact, I don't remember when
there’s been a cooler summer.”
The sergeant stared at Lester Leith. “A cooler summer! Dammit,
man, it’s winter.”
Lester Leith positively beamed. “By George, that’s so. I forgot to
tell you of my new heat-saving scheme. It’s the same as daylight
saving. That is, it depends on the same psychological factors, and it’s
The following is quoted from “Message of the Stars” by Max Heindel
and Augusta Foss Heindel © 1927, page 525.
♅ ☌ ☉ ♀ Uranus transiting radical Sun or Venus.
These transits produce romantic attachments,
Bohemian pleasures, unconventional experiences;
when Uranus is retrograde this may
last for a long time, but when he is in evil aspect
immorality, scandal and divorce may result.
♅ ☌ ♂ ☽ ☿ Uranus transiting radical Mars, Moon or Mercury.
These aspects of Uranus to the radical Mars,
Moon or Mercury have a tendency to make the
person rash, reckless, foolhardy and erratic,
sometimes to the point of insanity if other testimonies
in the horoscope concur, the phase of
the mental disturbance varying from violence
when induced by Mars, to mild idiocy when produced
by the Moon.
The following is quoted from “Handbook of Mathematical Tables and Formulas”
by Richard Stevens Burington © 1933:
38. Ellipse (See §84).
Perimeter = 4a •E (k), where k² = 1 - (b²/a²), and E (k) is the
complete elliptical integral E given in Table ⅩⅩⅥ.
A = πab, where a and b are lengths of
semi-major and semi-minor axes respectively.
The following is quoted from Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary
jelutong \ˈjel-ə-ˌtȯŋ\ n [Malay jĕlutong] 1 : any of several trees
(genus Dyera) of the dogbane family 2 : the resinous rubbery
latex of a jelutong (esp. Dyera costulata) used esp. as a chicle
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