Penrod
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Penrod
By Booth Tarkington
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This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III THE COSTUME AFTER lunch his mother and his sister Margaret, a pretty girl of nineteen, dressed him for the sacrifice. They stood him near his mother's bedroom window and did what they would to him. During the earlier anguishes of the process he was mute, exceeding the pathos of the stricken calf in the shambles; but a student of eyes might have perceived in his soul the premonitory symptoms of a sinister uprising. At a rehearsal (in citizens' clothes) attended by mothers and grown-up sisters, Mrs. Lora lewbush had announced that she wished the costurning to be "as medieval and artistic as possible." Otherwise, and as to details, she said, she would leave the costumes entirely to the good taste of the children's parents. Mrs. Schofield and Margaret were no archaeologists, but they knew that their taste was as good as that of other mothers and sisters concerned; so with perfect confidence they had planned and executed a costume for Penrod; and the only misgiving they felt was connected with the tractability of the Child Sir Lancelot himself. Stripped to his underwear, he had been made to wash himself vehemently; then they began by shrouding his legs in a pair of silk stockings, once blue but now mostly whitish. Upon Penrod they visibly surpassed mere ampleness; but they were long, and it required only a rather loose imagination to assume that they were tights. The upper part of his body was next concealed from viow by a garment so peculiar that its description becomes difficult. In 1886, Mrs. Schofield, then unmarried, had worn at her "coming-out party" a dress of vivid salmon silk which had been remodelled after her marriage to accord with various epochs of fashion until a final, unskilful campaign at a dye-house had left it in a condition certain...

Table of Contents
  • PENROD
  • To John, Donald And Booth Jameson From A Grateful Uncle
  • CHAPTER I A BOY AND HIS DOG
  • CHAPTER II ROMANCE
  • CHAPTER III THE COSTUME
  • CHAPTER IV DESPERATION
  • CHAPTER V THE PAGEANT OF THE TABLE ROUND
  • CHAPTER VI EVENING
  • CHAPTER VII EVILS OF DRINK
  • CHAPTER VIII SCHOOL
  • CHAPTER IX SOARING
  • CHAPTER X UNCLE JOHN
    • Miss Spence gasped. So did the pupils.
  • CHAPTER XI FIDELITY OF A LITTLE DOG
  • CHAPTER XII MISS RENNSDALE ACCEPTS
  • CHAPTER XIII THE SMALLPOX MEDICINE
  • CHAPTER XIV MAURICE LEVY'S CONSTITUTION
    • "Lo, Sam!" said Maurice cautiously. "What you doin'?"
  • CHAPTER XV THE TWO FAMILIES
    • SCHoFiELD & WiLLiAMS BiG SHOW ADMiSSioN 1 CENT oR 20 PiNS MUSUEM oF CURioSiTES Now GoiNG oN SHERMAN HERMAN & VERMAN THiER FATHERS iN JAiL STABED A MAN WiTH A PiTCHFORK SHERMAN THE WiLD ANIMAL CAPTURED iN AFRiCA HERMAN THE ONE FiNGERED TATOOD WILD MAN VERMAN THE SAVAGE TATOOD WILD BoY TALKS ONLY iN HiS NAiTiVE LANGUAGS. Do NoT FAIL TO SEE DUKE THE INDiAN DOG ALSO THE MiCHiGAN TRAiNED RATS
      • IMPoRTENT Do NoT MISS THE SoUTH AMERiCAN DoG PART ALLIGATOR.
  • CHAPTER XVI THE NEW STAR
    • SCHoFiELD & WiLLiAMS NEW BIG SHoW RoDERiCK MAGSWoRTH BiTTS JR ONLY LiViNG NEPHEW oF RENA MAGSWORTH THE FAMOS MUDERESS GoiNG To BE HUNG NEXT JULY KiLED EiGHT PEOPLE PUT ARSiNECK iN THiER MiLK ALSO SHERMAN HERMAN AND VERMAN THE MiCHiGAN RATS DOG PART ALLiGATOR DUKE THE GENUiNE InDiAN DoG ADMISSioN 1 CENT oR 20 PINS SAME AS BEFORE Do NoT MISS THIS CHANSE TO SEE RoDERICK ONLY LiViNG NEPHEW oF RENA MAGSWORTH THE GREAT FAMOS MUDERESS GoiNG To BE HUNG
  • CHAPTER XVII RETIRING FROM THE SHOW BUSINESS
  • CHAPTER XVIII MUSIC
  • CHAPTER XIX THE INNER BOY
  • CHAPTER XX BROTHERS OF ANGELS
  • CHAPTER XXI RUPE COLLINS
  • CHAPTER XXII THE IMITATOR
  • CHAPTER XXIII COLOURED TROOPS IN ACTION
  • CHAPTER XXIV "LITTLE GENTLEMAN"
  • CHAPTER XXV TAR
  • CHAPTER XXVI THE QUIET AFTERNOON
  • CHAPTER XXVII CONCLUSION OF THE QUIET AFTERNOON
  • CHAPTER XXVIII TWELVE
  • CHAPTER XXIX FANCHON
  • CHAPTER XXX THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
  • CHAPTER XXXI OVER THE FENCE
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