TITLE: The Idler, Number 1 AUTHOR: Professor Solomon
A MISCELLANY BY PROFESSOR SOLOMON
(1) FEATURE ARTICLE "The Last Pedlars" A report on Baltimore's pedlars. Curious anachronisms, these men still go about with horse-drawn wagons, and cry their wares. The Professor explores their history, habitudes, and current plight...and visits one of their stables.
(2) AESOP'S FABLE "The Fox in the Well" How he gets out
(3) TALES FROM THE BUREAUCRACY "For the Love of God, Montresor!" A true tale of municipal ineptitude
(4) THE UNDERSEA ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN CORBEAU "A Test for the Andromeda" The French oceanographer searches for a Magnetic Mountain
(5) DOWNSCALE DINING "Taki's" Professor Solomon visits a luncheonette
Plus a parlor trick (how to cut a business card for a cat to jump through it).