Head of Kay's

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"When we get licked tomorrow by half-a-dozen wickets," said Jimmy Silver, tilting his chair until the back touched the wall, "don't say I didn't warn you. If you fellows take down what I say from time to time in note-books, as you ought to do, you'll remember that I offered to give anyone odds that Kay's would out us in the final. I always said that a really hot man like Fenn was more good to a side than half-a-dozen ordinary men. He can do all the bowling and all the batting. All the fielding, too, in the ...
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"When we get licked tomorrow by half-a-dozen wickets," said Jimmy Silver, tilting his chair until the back touched the wall, "don't say I didn't warn you. If you fellows take down what I say from time to time in note-books, as you ought to do, you'll remember that I offered to give anyone odds that Kay's would out us in the final. I always said that a really hot man like Fenn was more good to a side than half-a-dozen ordinary men. He can do all the bowling and all the batting. All the fielding, too, in the slips."
Tea was just over at Blackburn's, and the bulk of the house had gone across to preparation in the school buildings. The prefects, as was their custom, lingered on to finish the meal at their leisure. These after-tea conversations were quite an institution at Blackburn's. The labours of the day were over, and the time for preparation for the morrow had not yet come. It would be time to be thinking of that in another hour. Meanwhile, a little relaxation might be enjoyed. Especially so as this was the last day but two of the summer term, and all necessity for working after tea had ceased with the arrival of the last lap of the examinations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781265034
  • Publisher: Reprint Services Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 155
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) spent much of his life in Southampton, New York, but was born in England and educated in Surrey. He became an American citizen in 1955. In a literary career spanning more than seventy years, he published more than ninety books and twenty film scripts, and collaborated on more than thirty plays and musical comedies.

Biography

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was born in 1881 in Guildford, the son of a civil servant, and educated at Dulwich College. He spent a brief period working for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank before abandoning finance for writing, earning a living by journalism and selling stories to magazines.

An enormously popular and prolific writer, he produced about 100 books. In Jeeves, the ever resourceful "gentleman's personal gentleman", and the good-hearted young blunderer Bertie Wooster, he created two of the best known and best loved characters in twentieth century literature. Their exploits, first collected in Carry On, Jeeves, were chronicled in fourteen books, and have been repeatedly adapted for television, radio and the stage. Wodehouse also created many other comic figures, notably Lord Emsworth, the Hon. Galahad Threepwood, Psmith and the numerous members of the Drones Club. He was part-author and writer of fifteen straight plays and 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies. The Times hailed him as a "comic genius recognized in his lifetime as a classic and an old master of farce."

P. G. Wodehouse said, "I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going right deep down into life and not caring a damn ...."

Wodehouse married in 1914 and took American citizenship in 1955. He was created a Knight of the British Empire in the 1975 New Year's Honours List. In a BBC interview he said that he had no ambitions left now that he had been knighted and there was a waxwork of him in Madame Tussaud's. He died on St. Valentine's Day, 1975, at the age of ninety-three.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Books LTD.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (full name); P. Brooke-Haven, Pelham Grenville, J. Plum, C. P. West, J. Walker Williams, and Basil Windham
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 15, 1881
    2. Place of Birth:
      Guildford, Surrey, England
    1. Date of Death:
      February 14, 1975
    2. Place of Death:
      Southampton, New York

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Write more!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Redtears story chapter 7

    Redtear heard a mouse scuttling in the thick under-growth. She darted after it. A sharp pain in her side woke her. "You where pawing at somthing in your sleep. I thought you where having a bad dream." Hawkclaw said leaning over her anxiusly. "I was havinga good dream, mousebrain!" She purred. Redtear stood up and streched. "Since im up, why don't i get on dawn patrol." Hawkclaw nodded. "Okay." He padded out to ask featherpelt if he and redtear could go on dawn patrol. "Hmmm?" Said finchheart as she woke from the vocies of the new warriors. "Maybe flowerheart will take you on dawn patrol." Groaned battkeclaw. Redtear sighed. She wished flowerheart had stayed her menter. "Greyeye came in with turkykit owlkit and jaykit clinging on to his back, tail, and head. "Get these kits off!" He moaned. Turkykit jumped off and climped onto smallily, who was siting down. "Get these kits out!" Screeched bigheart. Redtear snorted. He din't have such a big heart as his name said. Battleclaw helped his dad and sisster carry the kits to the nursery. "Great news!" Said hawkclaw bursting in. "We can go on ghe dawn patrol!" He looked at all the warriors who where up. "Good morning bigheart battleclaw smallily finchheart yellowfur redtear gingerflight littlecrstal greyeye and spiderheart?" He said meekly. Redtear sighed. She padded outside to let hawkclaw deal with all the seiner warriors. Mistpaw of skyclan raced in her eyes wild. "Sawdowclan....lots of cats.... need help...." mist paw gasped. "I will get moonstar!" Redtear told mistpaw.**** ivyclan raced though the woods whith mistpaw leading them. "Faster! Faster!" Redtear heard a kits vocie. She felt a pain on her back. She stopped and looked at her back. Jaykit had caght a ride on her back!" She looked at moonstar as she raced though the woods. She began to run agin. She had seen owlkit on moonstars back which probly meant... she looked at greyeyes back where turkykit was riding. "Moonstar!" She yowled. Moonstar stopped and looked at redtear. "Jaykit!" She cried. "Owlkit and turkeykit are here to!" Yowled tigerlily. "Redtear hawkclaw take the kits back to camp." Moonstar said.*** hawkclaw anf redtear put the kitd back in the nursery where hawkclaw began to scold them. "YOU DON'T SNEAK OUT OF CAMP TO SEE A BATTLE OR PLAY WHITH OTHER KITS THAT ARNT EVEN RELATED TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!" Hawkclaw yelled. The kits whipered and sqooted over to a corner. "You where to rough." Whispered redtear to hawkclaw. "What hawkclaw meant was we where looking forward to that fight and now we can't go and help defend skyclan." Said redtear looking over at hawkclaw. "Sorry kits." Mutered hawkclaw. "Its okay hawkclaw." Said jaykit. "Yeah." Said turkeykit. "Meh." Said owlkit. Redtear sighed and padded toward the freshkill pile. "Just be good kits from now on. No more pranks." Redtear called over her shoulder. Butterflypelt csme into camp with a puzzled look on her face. "Whats wrong butterflypelt?" Asked hawkclaw. "The whole clan was charging toward skyclan canp." Said butterflypelt. "Shawdowclan is atacking skyclan." Explained redtear. Butterflypelt frowned and ran toward the medacine cat den. "I have to prepare the herbs fir wounds!" Called butterflypelt over her shoulder in her in den to hawkclaw and redtear.**** the clan staggered into camp wounded and bleeding. Once butterfly pekt had pached up the clan the strongest with the least or smallest wounds where sent to there dens. The rest stayed in her den. Should i write more?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    A wonderful, humorous book which I never tire of reading. Great!

    A wonderful, humorous book which I never tire of reading. Great!

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