City style comes to the country. Green Acres it is not.Some confusion over the unexpected inheritance of a farm, and the expectations of such a position. "You have rather a countrified walk, if you will forgive me for saying so — a more neglige style is adopted by the savoir vivre now, sir, and a more insouciant manner of carrying the umbrella. You walk too much in this way, sir." (Taking up umbrella, gags, and imitates.) "Lord love us, do I walk like that?" "Just like that, sir. You see yourself, sir, what a very undestingue appearance it presents."
(Summary by ToddHW)
Kitty will try to keep us under control as our DPL, but I fear she will fail. Or get hold of the umbrella and beat us all into submission....
Gender neutral, of course.
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/woodbarrowfarmpl00jero/page/n5/mode/2up
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- Project Code: nKHOQvhA
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_K._Jerome (Jerome K. Jerome)
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- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 35
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- Original publication date (if known): 1891
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy
Keywords that describe the book: inheritance, remolding a man, appearances
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