Mike and Psmith

Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,327 / 164 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.6
LoC Category: PR
Series: Psmith
Downloads: 5,163
Added to site: 2005.12.12
mnybks.net#: 99
Origin: gutenberg.org
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kynian, Burgess, Enderby, and Henfrey, had always been sportsmen to him. But it was not the same thing. He had meant to do such a lot for Wrykyn cricket this term. He had had an entirely new system of coaching in his mind. Now it might never be used. He had handed it on in a letter to Strachan, who would be captain in his place; but probably Strachan would have some scheme of his own. There is nobody who could not edit a paper in the ideal way; and there is nobody who has not a theory of his own about cricket coaching at school.

Wrykyn, too, would be weak this year, now that he was no longer there. Strachan was a good, free bat on his day, and, if he survived a few overs, might make a century in an hour, but he was not to be depended upon. There was no doubt that Mike's sudden withdrawal meant that Wrykyn would have a bad time that season. And it had been such a wretched athletic year for the school. The football fifteen had been hopeless, and had lost both the Ripton matches, the return by over sixty poin

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2009.11.30
George Shepherd
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This is one of the best Wodehouse books around. With his classic humour, Wodehouse weaves together a wonderful story in which one of his most beloved characters is introduced. Psmith.


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