The Amateur Gentleman

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THE AMATEUR GENTLEMAN

BY
JEFFERY FARNOL
AUTHOR OF “THE BROAD HIGHWAY”
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY
HERMAN PFEIFER

TO MY FATHER WHO HAS EVER CHOSEN THE “HARDER WAY,”
WHICH IS A PATH THAT CAN BE TRODDEN ONLY BY THE FOOT OF A MAN

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

      I In which Barnabas Knocks Down his Father, though as Dutifully as

         may be.

     II In which is Much Unpleasing Matter regarding Silk Purses, Sows’

         Ears, Men, and Gentlemen.

III How Barnabas Set Out for London Town.

     IV How Barnabas Fell In with a Pedler of Books, and Purchased a

         ”Priceless Wollum”.

      V In which the Historian Sees Fit to Introduce a Lady of Quality;

         and Further Narrates How Barnabas Tore a Wonderful Bottle-green

         Coat.

     VI Of the Bewitchment of Black Eyelashes; and of a Fateful Lace

         Handkerchief

    VII In which may be Found Divers Rules and Maxims for the Art of

         Bowing.

   VIII Concerning the Captain’s Arm, the Bo’sun’s Leg, and the

         ”Belisarius,” Seventy-four.

     IX Which Concerns Itself, among Other Matters, with the Virtues

         of a Pair of Stocks and the Perversity of Fathers.

X Which Describes a Peripatetic Conversation.

     XI In which Fists are Clenched; and of a Selfish Man, who was an

         Apostle of Peace.

    XII Of the Stranger’s Tale, which, being Short, may perhaps Meet

         with the Reader’s Kind Approbation.

XIII In which Barnabas Makes a Confession.

XIV Concerning the Buttons of One Milo of Crotona.

XV In which the Patient Reader may Learn Something of the Gentleman
in the Jaunty Hat.

XVI In which Barnabas Engages One without a Character.

XVII In which Barnabas Parts Company with the Person of Quality.

XVIII How Barnabas Came to Oakshott’s Barn.

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