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Psmith in the City

By Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville

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Title: Psmith in the City  
Author: Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: 1. Mr Bickersdyke Walks behind the Bowler?s Arm. Considering what a prominent figure Mr John Bickersdyke was to be in Mike Jackson?s life, it was only appropriate that he should make a dramatic entry into it. This he did by walking behind the bowler?s arm when Mike had scored ninety?eight, causing him thereby to be clean bowled by a long?hop. Psmith in the City 1 It was the last day of the Ilsworth cricket week, and the house team were struggling hard on a damaged wicket. During the first two matches of the week all had been well. Warm sunshine, true wickets, tea in the shade of the trees. But on the Thursday night, as the team champed their dinner contentedly after defeating the Incogniti by two wickets, a pattering of rain made itself heard upon the windows. By bedtime it had settled to a steady downpour. On Friday morning, when the team of the local regiment arrived in their brake, the sun was shining once more in a watery, melancholy way, but play was not possible before lunch. After lunch the bowlers were in their element. The regiment, winning the toss, put together a hundred and thirty, due principally to a last wicket stand between two enormous corporals, who swiped at everything and had luck enough for two whole teams. The house team followed with seventy?eight, of which Psmith, by his usual golf methods, claimed thirty. Mike, who had gone in first as the star bat of the side, had been run out with great promptitude off the first ball of the innings, which his partner had hit in the immediate neighbourhood of point. At close of play the regiment had made five without loss. This, on the Saturday morning, helped by another shower of rain which made the wicket easier for the moment, they had increased to a hundred and forty?eight, leaving the house just two hundred to make on a pitch which looked as if it were made of linseed.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Psmith in the City, 1 -- P. G. Wodehouse, 1 -- 1. Mr Bickersdyke Walks behind the Bowler's Arm, 1 -- 2. Mike Hears Bad News, 5 -- 3. The New Era Begins, 7 -- 4. First Steps in a Business Career, 10 -- 5. The Other Man, 13 -- 6. Psmith Explains, 16 -- 7. Going into Winter Quarters, 18 -- 8. The Friendly Native, 22 -- 9. The Haunting of Mr Bickersdyke, 27 -- 10. Mr Bickersdyke Addresses His Constituents, 30 -- 11. Misunderstood, 33 -- 12. In a Nutshell, 36 -- 13. Mike is Moved On, 40 -- 14. Mr Waller Appears in a New Light, 42 -- 15. Stirring Times on the Common, 45 -- 16. Further Developments, 49 -- 17. Sunday Supper, 52 -- 18. Psmith Makes a Discovery, 56 -- 19. The Illness of Edward, 59 -- 20. Concerning a Cheque, 62 -- 21. Psmith Makes Inquiries, 64 -- 22. And Take Steps, 68 -- 23. Mr Bickersdyke Makes a Concession, 69 -- 24. The Spirit of Unrest, 74 -- 25. At the Telephone, 76 -- 26. Breaking The News, 78 -- 27. At Lord's, 82 -- 28. Psmith Arranges his Future, 86 -- 29. And Mike's, 88 -- 30. The Last Sad Farewells, 92 -- Psmith in the City -- i


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