The Young Stagers

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THE YOUNG STAGERS

 

BY
PERCIVAL CHRISTOPHER WREN

AUTHOR OF "DEW AND MILDEW," "FATHER GREGORY," "SNAKE AND SWORD,"
"DRIFTWOOD SPARS," "THE WAGES OF VIRTUE,"
"STEPSONS OF FRANCE," ETC.

 

BEING FURTHER FAITES AND GESTES OF THE JUNIOR CURLTON
CLUB OF KARABAD, INDIA, WHEREOF SOME WERE
HERETOFORE SET FORTH IN THE BOOK
YCLEPT DEW AND MILDEW

 

LONGMANS, GREEN AND CO.
39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON
FOURTH AVENUE & 30th STREET, NEW YORK
BOMBAY, CALCUTTA, AND MADRAS

1917

 

 

TO

GUYTON BUTLER, Esq.

IN MEMORY OF SOME DAYS AND NIGHTS

UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS,

AND

OF MUCH KINDNESS TO THE

OFFICIALS,

PAST AND PRESENT,

OF THE

JUNIOR CURLTON CLUB.

 

 

THE JUNIOR CURLTON CLUB OF KARABAD.

SPORTING, DRAMATIC, LITERARY, AND SOCIAL.


President:
Boodle.

Vice-President:
Ficcie.

Secretary:
Mummie.

Treasurer:
Daddy.

Members:

Venus A Bull-dog.
Widdy the Second A Persian Cat.
Buster A Subaltern.
Others Various.

Honorary Members:

Guyton Butler, Esq. Uncle-in-Chief.
Bobball (alias Private Robert Hall) A soldier and Bad Man.
Mrs. Perfect A Nurse and Virtuous Woman.
Others Various.
 

 

FOREWORD.

Eavesdroppers are supposed to be a base and despicable race—but I must confess to having "dropped" an enormous number of "eaves" in the Junior Curlton Club of Karabad.

It was my deceitful practice to occupy the next room to the big club-room at every possible opportunity, to set the communicating-door ajar, and to listen.

To listen to what is surely one of the sweetest, most innocent, most natural, and most instructive of all languages—the unrestrained un-selfconscious chatter of happy children.

 

"... Ecee quam sempiterna vox juventutis."

 


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The author died in 1941, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.