National Geographic : 1926 Sep
"That Man Corey is Certainly Interesting They say that of him now wherever he goes-this Corey who never used to have a thing to say. Almost overnight he became one of the best-informed men of his group "T NEVER knew that Corey Swas so well-educated." "He isn't. He left school when he was a kid. Mighty in teresting, though-isn't he?" "Yes; he seems to know about everything. See how he's holding those people fascinated by what he's saying! He's quoting from Shelley, I believe." "You ought to hear him at a business conference. He has all sorts of information at his com mand. I remember when he al ways used to be at a loss for something to say; now he can talk better than any of us." "What amazes me is the way he can talk on almost any subject at all. And he seems to be fa miliar with all the great writers and philosophers. He must do a lot of reading." "I don't see how he can. He's very busy, and I'm sure he hasn't any more time to read than we have. But I wonder how he be came so well-informed - almost overnight, it seems to me. It has certainly made an interesting man of him." Later they had occasion to speak to Corey; and they asked him about it. They weren't pre pared for what he told them. "Read?" he said. "Why, I scarcely ever get time to read at all." "But in this one evening you quoted from Dante, from Brown ing, from Kipling, from Poe! How do you do it?" Corey laughed. "Elbert Hub bard did all my reading for me years ago. I simply use his Scrap Book." "You use Hubbard's Scrap Book? What do you mean?" "Well, you know that Elbert Hubbard began a scrap book when he was quite young. He put into it all the bits of writing that inspired him and helped him most. He searched the literature of every age and every country to find the ideas which would help him in his own work. As the scrap book grew, it became Hubbard's greatest source of ideas. "After Hubbard's death the execu tors of his estate agreed to the publi cation of his scrap book. I have a copy. That's why I say Elbert Hub bard did my reading for me." "So that's your secret! That's why you can talk so well on so many dif ferent subjects! That Elbert Hub bard Scrap Book has made you a different man, Corey!" Examine the Famous Elbert Hubbard Scrap Book-Free The Elbert Hubbard Scrap Book ra diates inspiration from every page. It represents the best of a lifetime of discriminating reading, contains choice selections from 500 great writers. This Scrap Book is a fine example of Roycroft bookmaking. The type is set Venetian style-a page within a page-printed in two colors on fine tinted book paper. Bound scrap-book style and tied with linen tape. Examine it at our expense! Just send off the coupon today, and the Scrap Book will go to you promptly. When it arrives, glance through it. If you aren't stimulated, inspired, en chanted - simply return the Scrap Book within the 5-day period and the examination will have cost you noth ing. Otherwise send only $2.90 plus few cents postage in full payment. Remember-you are the judge. Clip and mail this coupon NOW. Wm. H. Wise & Co., Roycroft Distributors, Dept. 179, 50 West 47th Street, New York City. Wm. H. Wise & Co., Roycroft Distributors, Dept. 179, 50 West 47th Street, New York City. Please send me for five days' free examination a copy of Elbert Hub bard's Scrap Book in the clothlined butcher paper binding. Within the five-day period I will either return the Scrap Book without obligation or keep it for my own, sending you only $2.90, plus few cents postage in full payment. N am e ............................. A ddress ........................... City .................. State..... ] A few copies are available in a sturdy binding of semi-flexible basket weave buckram for only $1 additional. Please check in the square at the left if you want this de luxe binding, with the same return privilege.