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Bib Ballads

Ring Lardner (1885-1933)

1. 00 – Foreword
2. 01 – Good-by Bill
3. 02 – A Visit from Young Gloom
4. 03 – An Appreciative Audience
5. 04 – Discipline
6. 05 – Inexpensive Guests
7. 06 – His Sense of Humor
8. 07 – Speech Economy
9. 08 – Welcome to Spring
10. 09 – Taste
11. 10 – Riddles
12. 11 – Hesitation
13. 12 – His Wonderful Choo-choos
14. 13 – Cousinly Affection
15. 14 – My Baby’s Garden
16. 15 – Decision Reversed
17. 16 – The Grocery Man and the Bear
18. 17 – Coming Home
19. 18 – His Imagination
20. 19 – His Memory
21. 20 – Confession
22. 21 – His Lady Friend
23. 22 – Declaration of Independen
24. 23 – The Eternal Greeting
25. 24 – Guess Again
26. 25 – Nearly A Sinecure
27. 26 – The Heckuses
28. 27 – His Favorite Role
29. 28 – The Paths of Rashness
30. 29 – The New Plaything

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Summary

Ring Lardner is a typical parent when his first child is born, full of wonder and the rest of the usual emotions as he watches his little son grow. He wrote a series of 29 short poems on various facets of parenthood.