Bindle: Some Chapters in the Life of Joseph Bindle.  (1918) 
by Herbert Jenkins
Also published as Bindle: The Story Of A Cheerful Soul.

"I draws the line there; I don't 'old with 'ammerin' women. Yer can't 'ammer somethink wot can't 'ammer back, Ginger: that's for furriners. No, tack's the thing. Now take my missis. If yer back-answers 'er when she ain't feelin' chatty, you're as good as done. Wot I does is to keep quiet an' seem sorry, then she dries up. Arter a bit I'll whistle or 'um 'Gospel Bells' (that's 'er favourite 'ymn, Ginger) as if to meself. Then out I goes, an' when I gets 'ome to supper I takes in a tin o' salmon, an' it's all over till the next time. Wi' tack, 'Gospel Bells,' and a tin o' salmon yer can do a rare lot wi' women, Ginger."


BINDLE

SOME CHAPTERS IN THE
LIFE OF JOSEPH BINDLE

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BINDLE
SOME CHAPTERS IN THE
LIFE OF JOSEPH BINDLE


BY
HERBERT
JENKINS

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TORONTO:WILLIAM BRIGGS
LONDON : HERBERT JENKINS Ltd.
MCMXVII


Printed in Great Britain

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TO
MY MOTHER
WHO AS HER SON'S
BEST FRIEND IS
PROBABLY HIS
WORST CRITIC


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CONTENTS

CHAPTER   PAGE
  FOREWORD vii
I. THE BINDLES AT HOME 11
II. A NOCTURNAL ADVENTURE 30
III. THE HYPNOTIC FIASCO 44
IV. THE HEARTYS AT HOME 56
V. BINDLE TRIES A CHANGE OF WORK 71
VI. THE HOTEL CORRIDOR 82
VII. BINDLE COMMITS AN INDISCRETION 97
VIII. THE GREAT CONSPIRACY 111
IX. THE TEMPERANCE FÊTE 126
X. MR. HEARTY PRAYS FOR BINDLE 138
XI. MR. HEARTY BECOMES EXTREMELY UNPOPULAR 149
XII. BINDLE AGREES TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE 167
XIII. OXFORD'S WELCOME TO BINDLE 179
XIV. MR. HEARTY GIVES A PARTY 203
XV. BINDLE AND THE GERMAN MENACE 225
XVI. THE AMATEUR DETECTIVES 238
XVII. BINDLE MAKES A MISTAKE 251
XVIII. BINDLE ASSISTS IN AN ELOPEMENT 270
XIX. THE SCARLET HORSE COTERIE 290
XX. MILLIE LEAVES HOME 302
XXI. CONCLUSION 315

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1923, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 95 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.