[CHILD FIC] Bealby; A Holiday by HG Wells - philc

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Post by cowguy02 » June 29th, 2019, 6:07 pm

:D Bealby; A Holiday by H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946).
Bealby is the story of the escapade of a thirteen-year-old boy when he rebels against his placement as a steward's-room boy in the great house of an estate named Shonts (his stepfather, Mr. Darling, is a gardener there) and flees—not, however, before thoroughly upsetting a weekend party where the nouveau riche couple renting Shonts is entertaining the Lord Chancellor. Bealby's week-long "holiday" has three phases.

First, he is taken up by three women in caravan, one of whom, Madeleine Philips, is a well-known actress whose beauty inspires in Bealby an adoring infatuation. Miss Philips is also the lover of a Captain Douglas, a guest at Shonts who has been wrongly blamed for wrecking the weekend party there. Captain Douglas believes he must capture Bealby and use his testimony to exonerate himself in the Lord Chancellor's eyes, but when Bealby gets wind of this he flees—not, however, before accidentally wrecking the party's bulky, yellow caravan.

Bealby then falls in with Billy Bridget, an amoral tramp who takes his money and persuades him to abet a burglary. This goes awry, and Bealby runs away. But when he buys a meal in Crayminster he is recognized as a runaway. Bealby escapes, but not before the attempt to catch him has wrought havoc in the town.

Bealby's spirit of revolt is by now thoroughly cowed, and when he chances upon Captain Douglas, who has been looking for him, he offers no resistance. Douglas takes him to London, but through no fault of Bealby's the effort to exonerate the captain in the eyes of the Lord Chancellor fails miserably.

The novel concludes with Captain Douglas renouncing his passion for Madeleine Philips and a contrite Bealby returning to Shonts and telling his mother he is willing to "'ave another go" at a career in domestic service.[1] ( Wikipedia )
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Post by cowguy02 » June 29th, 2019, 6:08 pm

MC and DPL needed! Short book and will be a lot of fun! Was going to be my own DPL but I want to read for it and am pretty busy already. Can't wait to get this one cataloged.
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Post by TriciaG » June 29th, 2019, 7:04 pm

You still have The Fire Bird by Gene Stratton-Porter on hold from the time of the March cleanup. FYI.

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Post by cowguy02 » June 29th, 2019, 7:16 pm

TriciaG wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 7:04 pm
You still have The Fire Bird by Gene Stratton-Porter on hold from the time of the March cleanup. FYI.

(I'm full up on MC projects, so I won't be MC'ing this.)
Hey thanks! I know I can't wait to get started but I was told that I should only have one project by a author at a time open by the person that put that one on hold. So I was waiting to finish freckles until then. But I am VERY excited about it! :D
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Post by elsieselwyn » July 1st, 2019, 11:41 am

This sounds highly entertaining! I would like to DPL if you want :)

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Post by ej400 » July 1st, 2019, 11:44 am

Just letting you know, we can't use wikipedia for our summaries.

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Post by cowguy02 » July 1st, 2019, 11:45 am

ej400 wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:44 am
Just letting you know, we can't use wikipedia for our summaries.
Oof really? I thought that they were pd. I’ll get a new one.
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Post by cowguy02 » July 1st, 2019, 11:45 am

elsieselwyn wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:41 am
This sounds highly entertaining! I would like to DPL if you want :)
Sure! Dose that make 3 of my projects now :D
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Post by elsieselwyn » July 1st, 2019, 11:47 am

cowguy02 wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:45 am
elsieselwyn wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:41 am
This sounds highly entertaining! I would like to DPL if you want :)
Sure! Dose that make 3 of my projects now :D
I guess it just shows I like your project choices :lol:

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Post by cowguy02 » July 1st, 2019, 11:48 am

elsieselwyn wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:47 am
cowguy02 wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:45 am
elsieselwyn wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:41 am
This sounds highly entertaining! I would like to DPL if you want :)
Sure! Dose that make 3 of my projects now :D
I guess it just shows I like your project choices :lol:
Well I take that as a huge compliment :lol:

Now all's we need is a MC and some readers :D
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Post by philchenevert » July 4th, 2019, 6:24 pm

I will be glad to set this up for you. Hang in there while I fiddle. :D
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Post by philchenevert » July 4th, 2019, 6:29 pm

There ya go. I glanced at the text and it looks like there will be some really long chapters. I suggest doing a word count of each chapter and posting it in the notes section so potential readers have an idea of the amount of recording involved.

EDIT: you will want to clarify how you want readers to handle the subdivisions within chapters; whether to say " 2", " 3" or "paragraph 2" etc, or just ignore the numbers entirely.
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Post by KevinS » July 4th, 2019, 6:44 pm

Chapter One, please.

And shall we read the sub-chapters? (Is that a thing? You know, where we find '§ 1.')
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Post by cowguy02 » July 4th, 2019, 9:03 pm

elsieselwyn And philc all on one project :clap: If I could only get Elijah and Campbell on here....

Seriously 2 of my favorite LVers ever. This is going to be a extra fun project,
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Post by cowguy02 » July 4th, 2019, 9:03 pm

KevinS wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Chapter One, please.

And shall we read the sub-chapters? (Is that a thing? You know, where we find '§ 1.')
Yes please! Just updated the first post to say this.
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