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Tomlins Minor

The Story of a Scapegrace and a Hero

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Author: Harry Percival
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,923 / 9 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 273
Added to site: 2009.10.02
mnybks.net#: 25444
Genre: Short Story
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ards, and was oftener found out of bounds than all the rest of the boys put together. He was a constant source of worry and irritation to his house master, and an object of wonder and admiration to the youngsters.

He headed the fags in open revolt against their monitors; he was proved to be the owner and introducer of the Greek and Latin cribs, which were promptly confiscated; and no other hand than his was responsible for the lightning sketch of the Doctor, done in chalk upon the dining-hall door, under which was inscribed in printed characters, "L. D. Thurlow is an ass."

Such was the irrepressible, rebellious young ruffian that I was warned against at the beginning of the term, when I assumed my position as master of the house, made notorious by his backslidings and pernicious example and influence.

"I shall give him

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2011.12.22
Charles
**...

At first I thought this was going to be a humorous story about a bad boy, but it turned out to be quite a sad little tale. A quick, depressing read.


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