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

Cover image for


Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,658 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.1
LoC Category: PS
Series: Lunatic
Downloads: 561
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.

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Count Bunker by J. Storer Clouston - Free eBook


Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Count Bunker by J. Storer Clouston - Free eBook


Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Count Bunker by J. Storer Clouston - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Count Bunker by J. Storer Clouston - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Count Bunker by J. Storer Clouston - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

login | register

User ID


reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Eve's Diary
by Mark Twain
The $30,000 Bequest
by Mark Twain
A Rogue's Life
by Wilkie Collins
The Canterville Ghost
by Oscar Wilde
Three Men in a Boat
by Jerome K. Jerome
Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford
by George Randolph Chester

See more popular titles from this genre.