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The Admirable Crichton

By Barrie, James Matthew

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Title: The Admirable Crichton  
Author: Barrie, James Matthew
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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Barrie, J. M. (n.d.). The Admirable Crichton. Retrieved from http://community.schoollibrary.com/


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Excerpt: ACT I. AT LOAM HOUSE, MAYFAIR A moment before the curtain rises, the Hon. Ernest Woolley drives up to the door of Loam House in Mayfair. There is a happy smile on his pleasant, insignificant face, and this presumably means that he is thinking of himself. He is too busy over nothing, this man about town, to be always thinking of himself, but, on the other hand, he almost never thinks of any other person. Probably Ernest?s great moment is when he wakes of a morning and realises that he really is Ernest, for we must all wish to be that which is our ideal. We can conceive him springing out of bed light?heartedly and waiting for his man to do the rest. He is dressed in excellent taste, with just the little bit more which shows that he is not without a sense of humour: the dandiacal are often saved by carrying a smile at the whole thing in their spats, let us say. Ernest left Cambridge the other day, a member of The Athenaeum (which he would be sorry to have you confound with a club in London of the same name). He is a bachelor, but not of arts, no mean epigrammatist (as you shall see), and a favourite of the ladies. He is almost a celebrity in restaurants, where he dines frequently, returning to sup; and during this lust year he has probably paid as much in them for the privilege of handing his hat to an attendant as the rent of a working?man?s flat. He complains brightly that he is hard up, and that if somebody or other at Westminster does not look out the country will go to the dogs. He is no fool. He has the shrewdness to float with the current because it is a labour?saving process, but he has sufficient pluck to fight, if fight he must (a brief contest, for he would soon be toppled over). He has a light nature, which would enable him to bob up cheerily in new conditions and return unaltered to the old ones. His selfishness is his most endearing quality. If he has his way he will spend his life like a cat in pushing his betters out of the soft places, and until he is old he will be fondled in the process.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Admirable Crichton, 1 -- J. M. Barrie, 1 -- Act I. AT LOAM HOUSE, MAYFAIR, 1 -- Act II. THE ISLAND, 20 -- Act III. THE HAPPY HOME, 36 -- Act IV. THE OTHER ISLAND, 52

 
 



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