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Wilt Thou Torchy   By: (1868-1946)

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Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford is a charming and humorous novel that takes readers on a delightful journey into the life of its protagonist, Torchy. Set in a small town, the story follows Torchy, a likeable and mischievous character, as he gets involved in a series of comical situations.

Torchy's quick wit and endless supply of quirks make him an endearing and relatable character. From his unique way of speaking, including his made-up slang words, to his knack for finding himself in unconventional predicaments, Torchy is a character that readers will instantly warm up to.

One of the highlights of this book is the writing style. Ford has a talent for crafting sharp and witty dialogue, which adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the story. The banter between Torchy and his friends, as well as his interactions with the various eccentric townspeople, never fails to entertain.

In addition to its humor, Wilt Thou Torchy also offers a well-paced and engaging plot. Torchy finds himself in the middle of a romantic entanglement, a case of mistaken identity, and even a daring adventure. These various storylines are cleverly interwoven, keeping the reader entertained and curious to see how everything will unfold.

The novel's setting also deserves mention. Ford captures the atmosphere of a small town perfectly, with vivid descriptions and an attention to detail that brings the surroundings to life. The sense of community portrayed in the book enhances the overall narrative, making it a cozy and enjoyable read.

However, there are a few minor drawbacks to note. Some readers may find certain aspects of the story predictable, and the resolution of certain conflicts may feel a bit too convenient. Nonetheless, these slight flaws do not detract significantly from the overall enjoyment of the book.

In conclusion, Wilt Thou Torchy is a delightful and amusing novel that introduces readers to the lovable character of Torchy. With its humorous dialogue, engaging plot, and vivid setting, this book is an entertaining read for those seeking a light-hearted story filled with laughter and warmth. Sewell Ford's writing style shines through, making it a worthwhile addition to any bookshelf.

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[Frontispiece: "But the impudence of you, to do it right here!" she goes on. "No one but you, Torchy, would have thought of that."]

WILT THOU TORCHY

BY

SEWELL FORD

AUTHOR OF

TORCHY, TORCHY, PRIVATE SEC, ETC.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY

FRANK SNAPP AND ARTHUR WILLIAM BROWN

NEW YORK

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS

COPYRIGHT, 1915, 1916, 1917, BY

SEWELL FORD

COPYRIGHT, 1917, BY

EDWARD J. CLODE

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. ON THE WAY WITH CYBIL II. TOWING CECIL TO A SMEAR III. TORCHY HANDS OUT A SPILL IV. HOW HAM PASSED THE BUCK V. WITH ELMER LEFT IN VI. A BALANCE FOR THE BOSS VII. TORCHY FOLLOWS A HUNCH VIII. BREAKING ODD WITH MYRA IX. REPORTING BLANK ON RUPERT X. WHEN AUNTIE CRASHES IN XI. A JOLT FROM OLD HICKORY XII. TORCHY HITS THE HIGH SEAS XIII. WHEN THE NAVY HORNED IN XIV. AUNTIE TAKES A NIGHT OFF XV. PASSING THE JOKE BUCK XVI. TORCHY TAKES A RUNNING JUMP XVII. A LITTLE SPEED ON THE HOME STRETCH

ILLUSTRATIONS

"But the impudence of you, to do it right here!" she goes on. "No one but you, Torchy, would have thought of that." . . . . . . Frontispiece

"I don't think I ever saw Auntie come so near beamin' before. She seems right at home, fieldin' that line of chat... Continue reading book >>




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