Authors: Wodehouse, P. G.
Publisher: Adam and Charles Black, London
Publication Date: 1909
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
Comments: Original green pictorial cloth with a cricketing scene printed in red, black and white. Gilt lettering on the spine. Light wear to boards. Headcap has two scratches. Edition and title page are tanned with some foxing. No d-j.
Synopsis: If Mike had been in time for breakfast that fatal Easter morning he might have gathered from the expression on his father’s face, as Mr. Jackson opened the envelope containing his school report and read the contents, that the document in question was not exactly a paean of praise from beginning to end. But he was late, as usual. Mike always was late for breakfast in the holidays. When he came down on this particular morning, the meal was nearly over. Mr. Jackson had disappeared, taking his correspondence with him; Mrs. Jackson had gone into the kitchen, and when Mike appeared the thing had resolved itself into a mere vulgar brawl between Phyllis and Ella for the jam, while Marjory, recently affecting a grown-up air, looked on in a detached sort of way, as if these juvenile gambols distressed her.