I read this book about 20-Aug-2006. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 1902. This note was last modified Monday, 04-Sep-2006 12:56:16 PDT.
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His first novel, it turns out. A school story, and rather pleasant if a bit diffuse. Not so buried in the details of sport, either.
Also a mystery, with the school prize cups having been stolen out of the cricket pavilion. Of course a boy was in the pavilion for another purpose at about the same time, didn't see the thief, but is terrified of being accused of the big theft.