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  • "Cross your fingers everybody," and once more he did the street-piano act, as Ed termed it.

    The Motor Girls on Cedar Lake Or the Hermit of Fern Island

  • And when Laddie did, Mrs. Whipple remembered having heard her husband tell about the two little lost children who came into his department store after a street-piano monkey had spoiled a little girl's hat.

    The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City

  • From below came the loud, rasping notes of a street-piano that, in some incomprehensible fashion, had wandered to the deserted row of houses.

    The Spinner's Book of Fiction

  • In current exhibitions a few canvases strike a new note; and by senses delicately attuned this note can be distinguished within the jangle of far louder and popular tunes ground out, as it were, by the street-piano.

    The Enjoyment of Art

  • I don't care whether you make fifty thousand a year with your music writing, or whether you grind a street-piano with a tin-cup on top.

    The Thing from the Lake

  • An air from a street-piano, heard while at work, will often gratify more than the choicest music played at a concert by the most accomplished musicians.

    Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects Everyman's Library


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