Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

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Title Page

THE WAYFARER’S LIBRARY

BABOO JABBERJEE, B.A.

F. Anstey

J. M. DENT & SONS, Ltd.

LONDON


CONTENTS

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I

Mr Jabberjee apologises for the unambitious scope of his work; sundry confidences, criticisms, and complaints.

1
II

Some account of Mr Jabberjee’s experiences at the Westminster Play.

9
III

Mr Jabberjee gives his views concerning the Laureateship.

18
IV

Containing Mr Jabberjee’s Impressions at The Old Masters.

24
V

In which Mr Jabberjee expresses his Opinions on Bicycling as a Pastime.

33
VI

Dealing with his Adventures at Olympia.

42
VII

How Mr Jabberjee risked a Sprat to capture something very like a Whale.

50
VIII

How Mr Jabberjee delivered an Oration at a Ladies’ Debating Club.

60

IX

How he saw the practice of the University Crews, and what he thought of it.

69
X

Mr Jabberjee is taken to see a Glove-Fight.

75
XI

Mr Jabberjee finds himself in a position of extreme delicacy.

80
XII

Mr Jabberjee is taken by surprise.

88
XIII

Drawbacks and advantages of being engaged. Some Meditations in a Music-hall, together with notes of certain things that Mr Jabberjee failed to understand.

96
XIV

Mr Jabberjee’s fellow-student. What’s in a Title? An invitation to a Wedding. Mr J. as a wedding guest, with what he thought of the ceremony, and how he distinguished himself on the occasion.

105
XV

Mr Jabberjee is asked out to dinner. Unreasonable behaviour of his betrothed. His doubts concerning the social advantages of a Boarding Establishment, with some scathing remarks upon ambitious pretenders. He goes out to dinner, and meets a person of some importance.

114
XVI

Mr Jabberjee makes a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Shakespeare.

125

XVII

Containing some intimate confidences from Mr Jabberjee, with the explanation of such apparent indiscretion.

135
XVIII

Mr Jabberjee is a little over-ingenious in his excuses.

138
XIX

Mr Jabberjee tries a fresh tack. His visit to the India Office and sympathetic reception.

146
XX

Mr Jabberjee distinguishes himself in the Bar Examination, but is less successful in other respects. He writes another extremely ingenious epistle, from which he anticipates the happiest results.

155
XXI

Mr Jabberjee halloos before he is quite out of the Wood.

164
XXII

Mr Jabberjee places himself in the hands of a solicitor—with certain reservations.

173
XXIII

Mr Jabberjee delivers his Statement of Defence, and makes his preparations for the North. He allows his patriotic sentiments to get the better of him in a momentary outburst of disloyalty—to which no serious importance need be attached.

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XXIV

Mr Jabberjee relates his experiences upon the Moors.

190
XXV

Mr Jabberjee concludes the thrilling account of his experiences on a Scotch Moor, greatly to his own glorification.

199

XXVI

Mr Jabberjee expresses some audaciously sceptical opinions. How he secured his first Salmon, with the manner in which he presented it to his divinity.

207
XXVII

Mr Jabberjee is unavoidably compelled to return to town, thereby affording his Solicitor the inestimable benefit of his personal assistance. An apparent attempt to pack the Jury.