Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Magpie's Nest by Isabel Paterson

Status: One Round of QC (03.04.2014)

EPUB: https://mega.co.nz/#!eIohSRjC!1fByYQhG32_ePzQk-kw_jKrw8GCC4t65Ryb5JtyyQYA

Based off of the Archive.org PDFs here: https://archive.org/details/magpiesnest00pateuoft

Fix Notes:

Page 34: par. 3: Decidedly

Decidedy she had taken him by surprise, perhaps on account of the environment, wherein one did not look for such delicate little sprites.

Page 63: par. 3: thinking

“Were you thinkng of that, three years ago?”

Page 76: par. 3: never closes quotation marks

“But —life’s pretty lonesome. ... I like a girl . . . near me. ... I used to know a lot of chorus girls in Chicago; jolly kids. . . .

Page 80: par. 2: patronesses

They did begin with the patronnesses, who represented every shade of the town’s evolution toward “society,” as Mary explained.

Page 86: par. 0: precision

Her regal height dwarfed the little man; his stout bow legs bore him gallantly, moving with a deft precison that gave the final touch of burlesque.

Page 117: par. 1: "collar-bone" was used 3 times elsewhere in the book, so I normalized this

A tiny dent in her upper lip, a delicate depression at the apex of her collar bone, delighted him; he kissed them, and cuddled her like a pet kitten.

Page 162: par. 2: inaccessibility

And slowly her inacessibility had wrought on him.

Page 191: par. 1: Should be left DOUBLE quote

‘Maybe I’ll see them some day in the magazines.”

Page 287: par. 2: himself

The lover may fancy his lady’s perfections so obvious that none can miss them, short of imbecility; but every true husband knows that only himeslf can see his wife as she deserves to be seen.


Page 258: par. 3: promised

He prom-ished rashly that they should return some day and loot it, even unto repletion.


  1. If you're still doing converting, here's another candidate.


    Thanks, Bill
    Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 5:18 am EDT

    1. Definitely still converting. I haven't stopped, just was working on a lot of non-Mises EPUBs + official EPUBs (up in the Mises Literature section).

      I didn't update blog at the extremely quick pace I was previously.

      I will toss these recommendations on my "to do" list. Thanks for pointing them out!

  2. And another suggestion for conversion to epub.


  3. Thanks for the reply. Just came across another classic that might be worthwhile, "The American Language" by Mencken. Google has a EPUB version that might be okay, but looks like it could use some cleaning up. I think it may be just an OCR of a scan.