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Penrod's Detective Story

Written in the seclusion of the barn, with no one near but Duke, his faithful dog.


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By Booth Tarkington
Author of “The Gentleman from Indiana,” “The Flirt,” “Monsieur

Beaucaire," etc.
NOWHERE has Booth Tarkington done such fin-

ished, exquisite work as in this story of boyhood. The full flavor of his story is not only for the grown man or woman, but for all ages that love the comic

It is a picture of a boy's heart, full of those lovable, humorous, tragic things which are locked secrets to older folks unless one has the gift of understanding. Booth Tarkington has it eminently, and “Penrod " will stand as a classic interpretation of the omnipresent subtlety — BOY.

CHAPITER THE SIXTH Mr. Wilson reched for his gun but our hero had him covred and said Well I guess you don't come any of that on me my friend.

Well what makes you so sure about it sneered the other bitting his lip so savageley that the blood

You are nothing but a comon Roadagent any way and I do not propose to be bafled by such, Ramorez laughed at this and kep Mr. Wilson covred by his ottomatick

Soon the two men were struggling together in the deathroes but soon Mr. Wilson got him bound and gaged his mouth and

away for awhile leavin our hero, it was dark and he writhd at his bonds writhing on the floor wile the rats came out of their holes and bit him and vernim got all over him from the floor of that helish spot but soon he manged to push the gag out of his mouth with the end of his tongeu and got all his bonds off



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Harry Leon Wilson, author of “Bunker Bean,” etc., says:

“I think you have never done anything so good as the Penrod stuff. I am pretty sure I detect strokes here and there that you have never before equalled."


Mr. Tarkington wanted to make sure that the artist drew a real boy, so this is how he describes him:

"Penrod should not look tall, athletic, graceful; neither should he seem quite so short and awkward. Nor must he seem either modish or too extremely untidy. 'Duke' (the dog) is a little larger than I have drawn him. Sometimes he should look up affectionately at his master. The most important thing is that Penrod should always be the same boy-if he wears a 'Norfolk,' it should n't be too Hart, Schaffner & Marx! He should be, most of all, an individual."

To finish the story of a real boy's heart get

“Penrod” Illustrated by Gordon Grant.

Net $1.25

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A distinguished and unusual book, with forty-four lovely reproductions in color from water-colors, oils, and pastels.

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