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MIKE


A PUBLIC SCHOOL STORY


BY

P. G. WODEHOUSE
AUTHOR OF "THE GOLD BAT," "A PREFECT'S
UNCLE
" ETC.


CONTAINING TWELVE FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS

BY

T. M. R. WHITWELL


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A. & C. BLACK, LTD.

4, 5 & 6 SOHO SQUARE, LONDON, W. 1.

1919

First published September, 1909.
Reprinted in 1910, 1916, and 1919.

PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN
BY
BILLING AND SONS, LTD., GUILDFORD.

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"ARE YOU THE M. JACKSON, THEN, WHO HAD AN AVERAGE OF
FIFTY-ONE POINT NOUGHT THREE LAST YEAR?"p. 225

TO

ALAN DURAND

CONTENTS


CHAP. PAGE
I. MIKE 1
II. THE JOURNEY DOWN 7
III. MIKE FINDS A FRIENDLY NATIVE 13
IV. AT THE NETS 19
V. REVELRY BY NIGHT 24
VI. IN WHICH A TIGHT CORNER IS EVADED 32
VII. IN WHICH MIKE IS DISCUSSED 37
VIII. A ROW WITH THE TOWN 43
IX. BEFORE THE STORM 50
X. THE GREAT PICNIC 56
XI. THE CONCLUSION OF THE PICNIC 61
XII. MIKE GETS HIS CHANCE 66
XIII. THE M.C.C. MATCH 72
XIV. A SLIGHT IMBROGLIO 80
XV. MIKE CREATES A VACANCY 85
XVI. AN EXPERT EXAMINATION 91
XVII. ANOTHER VACANCY 97
XVIII. BOB HAS NEWS TO IMPART 102
XIX. MIKE GOES TO SLEEP AGAIN 107
XX. THE TEAM IS FILLED UP 113
XXI. MARJORY THE FRANK 118
XXII. WYATT IS REMINDED OF AN ENGAGEMENT 125
XXIII. A SURPRISE FOR MR. APPLEBY 130
XXIV. CAUGHT 135
XXV. MARCHING ORDERS 140
XXVI. THE AFTERMATH 144
XXVII. THE RIPTON MATCH 149
XXVIII. MIKE WINS HOME 155
XXIX. WYATT AGAIN 166
XXX. MR. JACKSON MAKES UP HIS MIND 169
XXXI. SEDLEIGH 174
XXXII. PSMITH 179
XXXIII. STAKING OUT A CLAIM 183
XXXIV. GUERILLA WARFARE 189
XXXV. UNPLEASANTNESS IN THE SMALL HOURS 196
XXXVI. ADAIR 202
XXXVII. MIKE FINDS OCCUPATION 207
XXXVIII. THE FIRE BRIGADE MEETING 213
XXXIX. ACHILLES LEAVES HIS TENT 220
XL. THE MATCH WITH DOWNING'S 225
XLI. THE SINGULAR BEHAVIOUR OF JELLICOE 234
XLII. JELLICOE GOES ON THE SICK-LIST 239
XLIII. MIKE RECEIVES A COMMISSION 243
XLIV. AND FULFILS IT 248
XLV. PURSUIT 253
XLVI. THE DECORATION OF SAMMY 260
XLVII. MR. DOWNING ON THE SCENT 263
XLVIII. THE SLEUTH-HOUND 269
XLIX. A CHECK 275
L. THE DESTROYER OF EVIDENCE 281
LI. MAINLY ABOUT BOOTS 287
LII. ON THE TRAIL AGAIN 294
LIII. THE KETTLE METHOD 297
LIV. ADAIR HAS A WORD WITH MIKE 303
LV. CLEARING THE AIR 308
LVI. IN WHICH PEACE IS DECLARED 314
LVII. MR. DOWNING MOVES 319
LVIII. THE ARTIST CLAIMS HIS WORK 326
LIX. SEDLEIGH v. WRYKYN 334

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS


BY T. M. R. WHITWELL


"ARE YOU THE M. JACKSON, THEN, WHO HAD AN AVERAGE OF FIFTY-ONE POINT NOUGHT THREE LAST YEAR?"
FACING PAGE
THE DARK WATERS WERE LASHED INTO A MAELSTROM
"DON'T LAUGH, YOU GRINNING APE"
"DO—YOU—SEE, YOU FRIGHTFUL KID?"
"WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT JIMMY WYATT?"
MIKE AND THE BALL ARRIVED ALMOST SIMULTANEOUSLY
"WHAT THE DICKENS ARE YOU DOING HERE?"
PSMITH SEIZED AND EMPTIED JELLICOE'S JUG OVER SPILLER
"WHY DID YOU SAY YOU DIDN'T PLAY CRICKET?" HE ASKED
"WHO——" HE SHOUTED, "WHO HAS DONE THIS?"
"DID—YOU—PUT—THAT—BOOT—THERE, SMITH?"
MIKE DROPPED THE SOOT-COVERED OBJECT IN THE FENDER


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