Penrod and Sam
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Penrod and Sam

By Booth Tarkington
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In Penrod and Sam, the imaginative adventures of Tarkington's 10-year-old Penrod Schofield continue. Penrod's sidekick is Samuel Williams, and together they improvise, causing general mischief and disorder wherever they go. In picaresque fashion, a fencing battle takes them all through the neighborhood; they narrowly escape serious injury while making boastful demonstrations with a loaded gun; they indulge in dubious "'nishiation" practices for their secret society; they steal food for the starving horse concealed in the Schofields' empty stable; they attempt to fish a cat out of a cistern using a pair of trousers; and they cause general chaos at Miss Amy Rennsdale's dance. Familiar characters from the earlier Penrod volume -- Maurice Levy, Georgie Basset, Roddy Bitts, Herman and Verman, and Marjorie Jones -- make their appearance in Penrod and Sam. This is a delightfully nostalgic look at Tarkington's turn-of-the-century Indiana.

Table of Contents
  • PENROD AND SAM
  • CHAPTER I. PENROD AND SAM
  • CHAPTER II. THE BONDED PRISONER
  • CHAPTER III. THE MILITARIST
  • CHAPTER IV. BINGISM
    • Both boys lived breathlessly through a magnificent moment.
  • CHAPTER V. THE IN-OR-IN
  • CHAPTER VI. GEORGIE BECOMES A MEMBER
  • CHAPTER VII. WHITEY
  • CHAPTER VIII. SALVAGE
  • CHAPTER IX. REWARD OF MERIT
  • CHAPTER X. CONSCIENCE
  • CHAPTER XI. THE TONIC
  • CHAPTER XII. GIPSY
  • CHAPTER XIII. CONCERNING TROUSERS
  • CHAPTER XIV. CAMERA WORK IN THE JUNGLE
  • CHAPTER XV. A MODEL LETTER TO A FRIEND
  • CHAPTER XVI. WEDNESDAY MADNESS
  • CHAPTER XVII. PENROD'S BUSY DAY
  • CHAPTER XVIII. ON ACCOUNT OF THE WEATHER
  • CHAPTER XIX. CREATIVE ART
    • He went forth, seeking.
  • CHAPTER XX. THE DEPARTING GUEST
  • CHAPTER XXI. YEARNINGS
  • CHAPTER XXII. THE HORN OF FAME
    • "Bet he won't come back!" said Sam.
  • CHAPTER XXIII. THE PARTY
  • CHAPTER XXIV. THE HEART OF MARJORIE JONES
    • "Well, what you want?" Penrod asked, brusquely.
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