Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Politeness of Princes

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,243 / 75 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,905
mnybks.net#: 7577

This selection of early Wodehouse stories was assembled for Project Gutenberg. Published 1905-1910

Show Excerpt

be late again. There are swagger-sticks.


SHIELDS' AND THE CRICKET CUP

The house cricket cup at Wrykyn has found itself on some strange mantelpieces in its time. New talent has a way of cropping up in the house matches. Tail-end men hit up fifties, and bowlers who have never taken a wicket before except at the nets go on fifth change, and dismiss first eleven experts with deliveries that bounce twice and shoot. So that nobody is greatly surprised in the ordinary run of things if the cup does not go to the favourites, or even to the second or third favourites. But one likes to draw the line. And Wrykyn drew it at Shields'. And yet, as we shall proceed to show, Shields' once won the cup, and that, too, in a year when Donaldson's had four first eleven men and Dexter's three.

Shields' occupied a unique position at the School. It was an absolutely inconspicuous house. There were other houses that were slack or wild or both, but the worst of these did something. Shields' never did anything. It never s

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Willow Rose
From paranormal thrillers to horror and mysteries, author Willow Rose has written them all, earning her the moniker “The Queen of Scream&rdqu
Read full interview...