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Title: Hell Up to Date: the reckless journey of R. Palasco Drant, newspaper correspondent, through the infernal regions, as reported by himself
Author: Arthur Henry (Art) Young
Imprint: Chicago, c.1893


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The Political Caricaturists -- "The demon cartoonist first makes a caricature of his victim; then the victim is pulled and twisted, rolled and kneeded, until his resembles in every way the demon's fanciful conception."
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The Editors -- "Editors who take an awful satisfaction in rejecting manuscripts are piled in huge, red-hot iron waste-baskets. Those, also, who sin by swearing falsely to the circulation of their papers are here. They are put down deep into the bottom of the baskets …"
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Mendacious Individuals--Men Who Tell Fish Stories -- "… I came upon the men who are given to falsehoods, particularly men who were fond of telling 'fish stories.' These sinners are hung up on fish-hooks over a boiling lake, where, through the long, hot ages, they writhe and squirm like fretted fishes jerked from the calm delights of a placid pool."
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The Quack Doctors -- "The sewers of Hell are flushed with patent medicines. Wallowing in this stream of mysterious decoction are the souls of the quack doctors, gulping their own poison. To add to the punishment, unceasing showers of large pills descend, the doctors frantically beating the air in their endeavors to ward off the bitter storm."
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The Poker Players -- On "the plain of Pokerdom … the hot wind was blowing strong. The signs rustling in the stacks swung to and fro with the breeze. Just as far as I could see, these tangled heaps of humankind reared their lofty peaks to the opaque sky, while the bats swung around them and built nests in their whiskers."
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The Brute Pugilists -- "… I looked into a large enclosure, and saw the mode of punishment that Judge Minos, in his severest mood, metes out to the professional pugilist. The sluggers were holding glove contests with the most powerful of the demons. Some of them fought vigorously for a moment, but in the end they all succumbed. As the demons wore gloves covered with short iron spurs and the pugilists had only the regulation mitten, with eight ounces of padding, the contests were rather one-sided."
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