Eleanor Hallowell Abbott (1872-1958) was an American author, who frequently wrote for The Ladies’ Home Journal. Her works include Little Eve Edgarton, The Indiscreet Letter, The Ne'er Do Much, Love and Mrs. Kendrue, Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs, Silver Moon, But Once A Year: Christmas Stories and Being Little in Cambridge when Everyone Else was Big.
The Railroad Journey was very long and slow. The Traveling Salesman was rather short and quick. And the Young Electrician who lolled across the car aisle was neither one length nor another, but most inordinately flexible, like a suit of chain armor.