Meager Adjective A small amount; scant; scarce supply
Author Notes Heywood Broun Born 1888-1939 Harvard Graduate New Yorker
Author Notes Sports reporter, World War I correspondent, literary critic Believed journalism can point out social wrongs
The Fifty-First Dragon Spontaneous humor balanced with fable-like message about self confidence Humor stems from: Anachronism: a thing or person that belongs in an earlier time Sarcasm: a sneering or cutting remark Fantasy: wondrous, strange, imaginative images Cynicism: a scornfully negative remark Understatement: makes the situation seem less important than it is
Anachronism Events existing out of their proper time in history Examples: A horse drawn carriage on an interstate highway A jet airplane in a cowboy movie Abe Lincoln using a microwave or cell phone A sword is an anachronism for modern warfare.