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The Blunders of a Bashful Man

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Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,516 / 130 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,292
Added to site: 2007.03.07 16219
Genre: Humor

d my boots have shrunk, and I don't care for picnics as a general thing, anyway. My clothes are shrinking all the time, and I think we're going to have a thunder-shower, and I guess I'll go."--and I went.



It's very provoking to a bashful man to have the family pew only one remove from the pulpit. I didn't feel like going to church the day after the picnic, but father wouldn't let me off. I caught my foot in a hole in the carpet walking up the aisle, which drew particular attention to me; and dropped by hymn-book twice, to add to the interest I had already excited in the congregation. My fingers are always all thumbs when I have to find the hymn.

"I do believe you did take cold yesterday," said mother, when we came out. "You must have a fever, for your face is as red as fire."

Very consoling when a young man wants to look real sweet. But that's my luck. I'll be as pale as a po

Reader Reviews

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

(1881) Humor (debilitating Shyness)

R: * * * *

Plot bullets

  • Mr. Flutter is bashful, I mean, really bashful.

  • If there is an accident,mishap or chance for embarrassment, that chance is waiting for him and the accident or mishap has his name on it.

  • Things never get better, just worse, and worse in a very humorous way.

  • It's unfortunate to be so shy, and it is devastating to be this awkward and bashful.

  • We can follow this unfortunate life, as he reveals it. And that life is surely best captioned as:: The Blunders of a Bashful Man.

Paul Hatton

not side splitingly funny, but a good read nonetheless with plenty of chuckles.



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