Count Bunker

being a bald yet veracious chronicle containing some further particulars of two gentlemen whose previous careers were touched upon in a tome entitled the Lunatic at Large

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,658 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.1
LoC Category: PS
Series: Lunatic
Downloads: 565
Added to site: 2006.11.23 15340
Genre: Humor

of freedom vunce again! Here shall I not have to be alvays ze Baron von Blitzenberg, oldest noble in Bavaria, hereditary carpet-beater to ze Court! I vill disguise and go mit old Bonker for a frolic!' "

"You touch my tenderest chord, Baron!"

"Goot, goot, my friend!" cried the Baron, warming to his work of confession like a penitent whose absolution is promised in advance; "you speak ze vords I love to hear! Of course I vould not be vicked, and I vould not disgrace myself; but I do need a leetle exercise. Is it possible?"

Essington sprang up and enthusiastically shook his hand.

"Dear Baron, you come like a ray of sunshine through a London fog--like a moulin rouge alighting in Carlton House Terrace! I thought my own leaves were yellowing; I now perceive that was only an autumnal change. Spring has returned, and I feel like a green bay tree!"

"Hoch, hoch!" roared the Baron, to the great surprise of two Cabinet Ministers and a Bishop who were taking tea at the other side of the


Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
Henry L. Ratliff

(1906) Humor (On a lark) / Satire (Class)

R: * * * *

Plot bullets

  • Baron Von Blitzenberg, having aided Mr. Bunker after his escape from his wrongful confinement in an asylum, in the prequel 'The Lunatic At Large', has settled down to a very boring life of a diplomat.

  • The Baron is in need of excitement. His friend Bunker provides that change of pace while aiding another friend,Lord Tulliwuddle.

  • Mr. Bunker is elevated to Count. His friend, Baron Von Blitzenberg has assumed the character of Lord Tulliwuddle. Why? The real Tulliwuddle is having girl problems and the two friends decide to help.

  • It might seem that the odds are against a fake count and a member of German nobility (complete with accent), pretending to be a Scottish lord, but there in lies the adventure, the challenge and the excitement.

  • It would be enough for any two men to contend with these obvious obstacles, but throw in two rich families, each with a pretty girl of marrying age, and you increase the odds against the venture.

  • Throw in a meddling mother-in-law and you have an impossible situation that gets funnier as the deception lengthens.

  • The Baron is a trustworthy, but somewhat gullible, bungling friend. There is only one way out of the mess that is made, and it lies with the wits of 'Count Bunker'.

The prequel 'The Lunatic At Large' established the
comradeship of the Baron and Bunker, but this sequel can be read as a stand alone.


Not as good a story as the first book “lunatic at Large” but still entertaining.

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