Bindle

Some Chapters in the Life of Joseph Bindle

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Author: Herbert Jenkins
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,452 / 202 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,037
Added to site: 2010.07.26
mnybks.net#: 28535
Origin: gutenberg.org

Bindle is one of the immortals of humorous fiction. His mirth-provoking comments on life, his never-failing cheerfulness under the worst of hardships, his ingenious evasions of Mrs. Bindle's cold, sharp eye, his many laughable adventures, his much loved "little jokes", all these things have combined to make the little furniture remover unique. "Bindle is the greatest Cockney that has come into being through the medium of literature since Dickens wrote Pickwick Papers" said Mr. T. P. O'Connor, M. P. and thousands of readers have agreed with him. Bindle is a great creation--the creation of a great humorist. His adventures will move the most gloomy reader to hilarity.

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Rummy thing, 'ome life."

His philosophy was to enjoy what you've got, and not to bother about what you hope to get. He had once precipitated a domestic storm by saying to Mrs. Bindle:

"Don't you put all yer money on the next world, in case of accidents. Angels is funny things, and they might sort of take a dislike to yer, and then the fat 'ud be in the fire." Then, critically surveying Mrs. Bindle's manifest leanness, "Not as you an' me together 'ud make much of a flicker in 'ell."

As he approached Fenton Street, where he lived, his leisurely pace perceptibly slackened. It was true that supper awaited him at the end of his journey--that was with luck; but, luck or no luck, Mrs. Bindle was inevitable.

"Funny 'ow 'avin' a wife seems to spoil yer appetite," he muttered, as he scratched his head through the blue-and-white cricket cap he invariably wore, where the four triangles of alternating white and Cambridge blue had lost much of their original delicacy of shade.

"I'm 'ungry

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Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2010.11.06
LAS
***..

Fun-loving Mr. Bindle often loses his jobs due to a propensity for mischief, much to the chagrin of his dour, church-going wife. Bindle's pranks are not always nice but he does have a heart of gold. A fun, light-hearted read.

2010.08.29
Henry L. Ratliff
****.

What is a Bindle? Mr. Joseph Bindle. A man who takes more pleasure in playing a joke than working.
He is a good friend, if you take him as he is, and a nuisance to those who cross him.
You could easily be the target of one of his practical jokes, like spiking the lemonade at the temperance picnic, swapping the numbers on the hotel doors or placing many unwanted ads in the news paper on his brothers behalf. . Bindle is the kind of character you want to see justice overtake, but can't wait to see what he will do next. One of several Bindle books by the author.


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