Indiscretions of Archie
|Indiscretions of Archie (1921)
It wasn't Archie's fault really. It's true he went to America and fell in love with Lucille, the daughter of a millionaire hotel proprietor, and if he did marry her—well, what else was there to do?
From his point of view, the whole thing was a thoroughly good egg; but Mr. Brewster, his father-in-law, thought differently. Archie had neither money nor occupation, which was distasteful in the eyes of the industrious Mr. Brewster; but the real bar was the fact that he had once adversely criticised one of his hotels.
Archie does his best to heal the breach; but, being something of an ass, genus priceless, he finds it almost beyond his powers to placate "the man-eating fish" whom Providence has given him as a father-in-law.
—Text from the fly-leaf
BY GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY
copyright, 1920, by international magazine company
PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
B. W. KING-HALL
My dear Buddy,—
We have been friends for eighteen years, A considerable proportion of my books were written under your hospitable roof. And yet I have never dedicated one to you. What will be the verdict of Posterity on this? The fact is, I have become rather superstitious about dedications. No sooner do you label a book with the legend—
than X cuts you in Piccadilly, or you bring a lawsuit against him. There is a fatality about it. However, I can't imagine anyone quarrelling with you, and I am getting more attractive all the time, so let's take a chance.
P. G. Wodehouse.
|I||DISTRESSING SCENE IN A HOTEL||11|
|II||A SHOCK FOR MR. BREWSTER||15|
|III||MR. BREWSTER DELIVERS SENTENCE||21|
|V||STRANGE EXPERIENCE OF AN ARTIST'S MODEL||32|
|VII||MR. ROSCOE SHERRIFF HAS AN IDEA||55|
|VIII||A DISTURBED NIGHT FOR DEAR OLD SQUIFFY||67|
|IX||A LETTER FROM PARKER||80|
|X||DOING FATHER A BIT OF GOOD||92|
|XI||SALVATORE CHOOSES THE WRONG MOMENT||106|
|XII||BRIGHT EYES—AND A FLY||114|
|XIII||RALLYING ROUND PERCY||127|
|XIV||THE SAD CASE OF LOONEY BIDDLE||142|
|XVI||ARCHIE ACCEPTS A SITUATION||169|
|XVII||BROTHER BILL'S ROMANCE||178|
|XVIII||THE SAUSAGE CHAPPIE||185|
|XIX||REGGIE COMES TO LIFE||196|
|XX||THE SAUSAGE CHAPPIE CLICKS||216|
|XXI||THE GROWING BOY||227|
|XXII||WASHY STEPS INTO THE HALL OF FAME||243|
|XXIV||THE MELTING OF MR. CONNOLLY||268|
|XXV||THE WIGMORE VENUS||280|
|XXVI||A TALE OF A GRANDFATHER||293|
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