Mr. Crittenden Yollop makes friends with the man who came to burglarize his home and sets out to help him return to where he really wants to be...prison. This humorous satire takes a somewhat different look at prisons, criminals, the law and reformers.
First Page:[Illustration: LEAVING MRS. CHAMPNEY SEATED ALONE AND HELPLESS IN THE MIDST OF THE CONFUSION, SMILK MARCHED MR. YOLLOP TO HIS BEDROOM]
GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON
EDWARD C. CASWELL
In the first place, Mr. Yollop knew nothing about firearms. And so, after he had overpowered the burglar and relieved him of a fully loaded thirty eight, he was singularly unimpressed by the following tribute from the bewildered and somewhat exasperated captive:
"Say, ain't you got any more sense than to tackle a man with a gun, you chuckle headed idiot?" (Only he did not say "chuckle headed," and he inserted several expletives between "say" and "ain't.")
The dazed intruder was hunched limply, in a sitting posture, over against the wall, one hand clamped tightly to his jaw, the other being elevated in obedience to a command that had to be thrice repeated before it found lodgment in his whirling brain. Mr. Yollop, who seemed to be satisfied with the holding up of but one hand, cupped his own hand at the back of one ear, and demanded querulously:
"Are you hard o' hearin'?"
"Well for the say, are you deef?"
"Don't say deef... Continue reading book >>
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Reviewer: k.Gervascio - April 15, 2016
Loved it!....great fun and great reader....