A TABLE OF CONTENTS MY LAST FLAPPERS THE JELLY-BEAN Page 3 This is a Southern story, with the scene laid in the small city of Tarleton, Georgia. I have a profound affection for Tarlelon, but somehow whenever I write a story about it I receive letters from all over the South denouncing me in no uncertain terms. "The Jelly-Bean," published in "The Metropolitan," drew its full share of these admonitory notes. It was written under strange circumstances shortly after my first novel was published, and, moreover, it was the first story in which I had a collaborator. For, finding that I was unable to manage the crap-shooting episode, I turned it over to my wife, who, as a Southern girl, was presumably an expert on the technique and terminology of that great sectional pastime. I suppose tluil of all the stories I have ever written this one cost me the least travail and perhaps gave me the most amuse-ment. As to tlte labor involved, it was written during one day in the city of New Orle
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