Introduction

THE SAPPIOUS FEW MENCHEW. Part of a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, March 17, 1925. The letter starts like this:

Faith and bejabbers! Whee! Hurra for Brian Boru, St. Brandon, Jack McAuliffe, John MacCormick, Mike McTigue and ivry other, shillalah wavin’, potheen swiggin’, wild Irishman who iver hilped make the auld isle famous!

The story is a parody of the Fu Manchu stories popular at the time.

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