Penrod sat morosely upon the back fence and gazed with envy at Duke, his wistful dog. A bitter soul dominated the various curved and angular surfaces known by a careless world as the face of Penrod Schofield. Except in solitude, that face was almost always cryptic and emotionless; for Penrod had come into his twelfth year wearing an expression ...
Penrod sat morosely upon the back fence and gazed with envy at Duke, his wistful dog. A bitter soul dominated the various curved and angular surfaces known by a careless world as the face of Penrod Schofield. Except in solitude, that face was almost always cryptic and emotionless; for Penrod had come into his twelfth year wearing an expression carefully trained to be inscrutable. Since the world was sure to misunderstand everything, mere defensive instinct prompted him to give it as little as possible to lay hold upon. Nothing is more impenetrable than the face of a boy who has learned this, and Penrod's was habitually as fathomless as the depth of his hatred this morning for the literary activities of Mrs. Lora Rewbush-an almost universally respected fellow citizen, a lady of charitable and poetic inclinations, and one of his own mother's most intimate friends. Mrs. Lora Rewbush had written something which she called "The Children's Pageant of the Table Round," and it was to be performed in public that very afternoon at the Women's Arts and Guild Hall for the benefit of the Coloured Infants' Betterment Society. And if any flavour of sweetness remained in the nature of Penrod Schofield after the dismal trials of the school-week just past, that problematic, infinitesimal remnant was made pungent acid by the imminence of his destiny to form a prominent feature of the spectacle, and to declaim the loathsome sentiments of a character named upon the programme the Child Sir Lancelot.
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Gordon Grant. Good. No dust jacket. Complete, intact, clean text. No jacket. Hinged at back. Pencilled previous owner name ffep. Boards show substantial spotting, moderate soil, rubs. Scuffing at edges, spine extremities. Cloth over boards. Sewn binding. 345 p. + xi. 20 cm. Illus: photo plates, movie stills; drawings. 11p. author bio. Includes 11-page appended Tarkington biography by Asa Don Dickinson. Not a True First but Grossett & Dunlap s Photoplay Edition, containing photo film stills from the silent film produced early 1922. No printslug or indication of subsequent printing, so assumed First Photoplay Edition per G&D practice. Condition notes, continued: The exterior of this book is no longer pretty. Page block edges substantially yellowed, lightly freckled, lightly soiled. Closed 3/4" tear ffep., else sound text and photo pages.
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