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The Admirable Crichton

A Comedy

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Author: James M. Barrie
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,240 / 80 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.5
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 9,115
mnybks.net#: 901
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Drama, Humor, Audiobook
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oon be toppled over). He has a light nature, which would enable him to bob up cheerily in new conditions and return unaltered to the old ones. His selfishness is his most endearing quality. If he has his way he will spend his life like a cat in pushing his betters out of the soft places, and until he is old he will be fondled in the process.

He gives his hat to one footman and his cane to another, and mounts the great staircase unassisted and undirected. As a nephew of the house he need show no credentials even to Crichton, who is guarding a door above.

It would not be good taste to describe Crichton, who is only a servant; if to the scandal of all good houses he is to stand out as a figure in the play, he must do it on his own, as they say in the pantry and the boudoir.

We are not going to help him. We have had misgivings ever since we found his name in the title, and we shall keep him out of his rights as long as we can. Even though we softened to him he would not be a hero in these clo

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