Ohio University Libraries, E.W. Scripps Papers, MSS 117, Series 4, http://media.library.ohiou.edu/scripps
THE STORY OF ONE WOMAN.
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No true life story has ever been written. No man or woman could
induoed to tell the whole truth about anything more than a. very small
ion of his or her unreepectable doings.
I once knew something of a veri] famous man in his day, a crank,
sassed of both intellect a.ndconsiderable fortune. He amused himself
making public lectures, speaking to men only and women only, in separate
, ...... v., ... ..,es, trying to tell, or pretending to tell, some of the true things
One of the personal pecu]jarities of this man was that he would
er shake the hand, in greeting, of any other manor any woman. In one
his lectures he gave, or rather hinted at, his reasons for not grasping
hand of any other person. He held up his right hand and looked at it.
bade each of his audience to contemplate their own right hand. "Now" ,
d, 'Let us stop for a few minutes and let each one of us carefully
te the hi story of the doings of hi s hands for the }ast 24 hours;
of everything you have done with that hand".