A Man of Means

A Series of Six Stories

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Co-author: C.H. Bovill
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,379 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.6
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 5,152
mnybks.net#: 7570
Origin: gutenberg.org

The Episode of the Landlady's Daughter
The Episode of the Financial Napoleon
The Episode of the Theatrical Venture
The Episode of the Live Weekly
The Diverting Episode of the Exiled Monarch
The Episode of the Hired Past

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f extraordinary strategy eluded the brothers and reached the railway-station, Roland, with his ticket to London in his pocket and the express already entering the station, was engaged in conversation by old Mr. Coppin, who appeared from nowhere to denounce the high cost of living in a speech that lasted until the tail-lights of the train had vanished and Brothers Frank and Percy arrived, panting.

A man has only a certain capacity for battling with Fate. After this last episode Roland gave in. Not even the exquisite agony of hearing himself described in church as a bachelor of this parish, with the grim addition that this was for the second time of asking, could stir him to a fresh dash for liberty.

Altho the shadow of the future occupied Roland's mind almost to the exclusion of everything else, he was still capable of suffering a certain amount of additional torment from the present; and one of the things which made the present a source of misery to him was the fact that he was expected to behave more l

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2010.07.01
Leah A. Zeldes
***..

Through no fault of his own, Roland Bleke, a one-time second clerk in a provincial seed-merchant's office, collects unappealing fiancees and undeserved riches. This series of six stories recounts his befuddled efforts to become unencumbered of the first without losing too much of the latter. Though not so funny as Wodehouse's later works, they're a quick and lightly humorous read.


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