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A Bicycle Of Cathay

Auhtor: Frank Stockton

Language: english
Published: 1900

Genres:

fiction and literature,  romance
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Review by O. Brown, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Bicycle Of Cathay':

The book description (above)is a spoiler because it tells you what happens in the end. Nevertheless I read and enjoyed the book. It takes a simple story and tells it entertainingly. My only disappointment was the ending chapter(s). It seems like the author runs out of steam and wants to finish the book in a hurry. Id still recommend the book however. The rest of it is very good.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Bicycle Of Cathay':


... the house. I had liked the doctor's daughter ever since I had begun to know her, although at first I had found it a little hard to become acquainted ...
... was the best thing I could do. As I finished speaking she pointed out a pretty house standing back from the road, and told me that was where she lived. ...
... might sit down with her husband and herself and, as this proposition seemed to please her, the three of us were soon seated around a very tastefully ...
... stay out here a second longer than you want to.. She had left me but a very short time when her father came out on the piazza, his coat buttoned up ...
... you were walking about this morning.. A little surprised, I answered that I had seen a good deal, but I did not add that I had not found what I was ...
... I was not sure of it, and, seized by a sudden energetic excitement, I started off at a tremendous rate of speed. The ground flew backward beneath ...
... little laugh, he has a bear with him. I suppose it dances, and so makes a living for its master. Anyway, I said he might stay and lodge with our stable-man. ...
... few minutes.. It was getting harder and harder to enunciate my proposition to make a sojourn at the inn. I wished that I had spoken sooner. It is ...
... she could not help laughing. Isn't this a dreadful predicament. she said. What in the world am I to do. At this moment there was an acidulated ...
... refreshment, when I heard a noise ahead of me. At a considerable distance along the road, and not far from where I had left the bear, I saw a ...
... and he would have lifted me if it had cracked his spine. I reached up and unhooked the chain. It was then long enough for me to stand on the ground ...
... tell you all this, she continued, offering me no opportunity of giving my opinions on the stars and moon. I simply wanted to say that I am so glad ...
... days to repair that injured wheel-Walter tells me you cannot expect it in less than three days-and what will you do in Waterton all that time. It ...
... off everything he had to say by telling him that as she did not positively know that her husband was not living, she could not allow a word of that ...
... they do, she interpolated sometimes they grow in the middle of a gravel path where they cannot expect to be allowed to stay.. I reflected a ...
... the golf links a short distance from the house, and it was some time before she got a chance to speak to me, but she managed at last. How did she ...
... inn. Upon his face was a diabolical grin. The thought rushed into my mind that he might have been standing beneath the parlor window. Instinctively ...
... the fact that for over five years she has been the landlady of a little hotel.. I do not care a snap for that. I exclaimed. I like her all the better ...
... inn as I passed it I do not know. In fact, I did not know when I passed it. No shout of immature diabolism caught my ear, no scent of lemon came into ...
... the various titles and dignities of the noble bridegroom. I did not believe Mr. Putney had sent me this card, nor that his wife had done so certainly ...