Tom Bullekeley of Lissington
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. "the Cap'en." OM BULLEKELEY has, as yet, received little or no description at our hands. He has, up to this point, been left to make a gradual acquaintance with the reader to such an extent only as the latter may have gathered from what has already appeared of his sayings and doings. These have probably raised up a picture of a good-natured, careless, generous, good-looking, steeple-chasing young officer ; not over-burdened with brains, perhaps, but still with quite a sufficient amount of that commodity to carry him through with credit, and even distinction, in that state of life to which it had pleased God to call him. Such a picture would be a true one. Good nature, carelessness, generosity, good looks, steeple-chasing tendencies, and youth are attributes making up a character which, if it does not command our respect to any very exalted degree, still enlists some of our sympathies, and has something decidedly likeable about it. By a certain class of the male portion of our readers, of which Tom himself is not a bad type, it will be summed up in the one phrase, " a good fellow ;" but the fair portion, although no doubt prepossessed in his favour, will probably feel inclined to reserve their verdict of approval, or otherwise, until they hear a little more of him and of his personal appearance, on which we have hitherto been singularly reticent. The fact is, we feel a reluctance in broaching a subject which may fail to meet with the approval of some fair and fastidious critics. The " sealed pattern " for the popular novel heroes of the present day is invariably adorned with a moustache of a tawny, an auburn, or a yellow hue (we give the shades in their apparent order of popularity), and, alas! in this essential point, Tom differed from the conventiona...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781458943163
EAN: 9781458943163
Publisher Date: 01 Feb 2012
Height: 242 mm
Language: English
No of Pages: 54
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 3 mm
ISBN-10: 145894316X
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Illustration: Y
MediaMail: Y
PrintOnDemand: Y
Series Title: English
Width: 186 mm