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Author Spring, Howard, 1889-1965, author

Title Darkie and Co. / Howard Spring ; illustrated by Norman Hepple
Edition New edition
Published London ; Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1958
London : Oxford University Press, 1958


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Description 288 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Series Oxford children's library ; v. 10
Summary Darkie - his real name was John, but everyone called him Darkie - was unhappy at home. Whatever his brother did was always right: whatever Darkie did was always wrong. The climax came when he was about eleven, and he gave his brother some rubber wings for his birthday and tried to teach him to swim. But George got into difficulties and was nearly drowned: and though Darkie rescued him with courage and resource, he was severely punished for encouraging George to enter the water in the first place. So Darkie decided to run away, and, accompanied by his dog Bingo, he set out on his adventures. By great good chance he fell in with some delightful travelling companions; and there followed an exciting and entertaining game of hide-and-seek in which Darkie and Co. sought to dodge the hue and cry raised by his disappearance from home. This fresh and original story is written with great zest and a lively sense of humour, and is crowded with a host of quaint and endearing characters. No one who has read it will easily forget people like Mr Popps the travelling showman, Pegg Boogrum the one-legged tramp, Mr Slurk the reporter, or Captain Hancock with his sailing tricycle. -- Dust jacket
Notes Children's Literature Collection
Audience For children
Subject Boys -- Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Boys -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction.
Runaway children -- Fiction.
Runaway children -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-reliance in children -- Fiction.
Self-reliance in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Hepple, Norman, illustrator
Other Titles Darkie & Co