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Author: Ian Hay
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,036 / 220 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.9
Downloads: 1,798
Added to site: 2015.03.23 31997

," replied my late fag, "is correct. But there was a slight mishap at Peterborough."

"You got left behind?"

"Practically, yes. In point of fact, I was bunged out of the train by Spangle Jerningham."


"He bought some bananas, and I warned him not to. I said some people had been prosecuted only last week for eating fruit in a railway carriage."

"Silly young idiot!" I replied, falling into the trap, even as Jerningham had done. "Why--"

"But they were," persisted The Freak. "They were caught sucking dates--off their tickets! And as there was no train on for two hours," he concluded, neatly dodging "The Strand Magazine," "I decided to come round this way. We get to Liverpool Street by four. How far are you going?"

I told him, and the train resumed its journey through the fenland.

The next stop was Cambridge, where The Freak, suddenly remembering that the railway ticket in his possession was entirely useless for his present purpose, got out to b

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
Kieran K

Loosely strung story of the life of an upper class English youth. The scenes jump, characters come and go, the narrator shifts abruptly from third person to first person. But despite all that, it's typical English humor, the hero is more lucky than deserving, and you can doze off without really worrying about what happens next. These kind of books were probably 19th century equivalents of YouTube cat videos - enjoy once, share with your friends and forget about it.



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