Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Tales of St. Austin's by P. G. Wodehouse

The qualities which in later years rendered Frederick Wackerbath Bradshaw so conspicuous a figure in connection with the now celebrated affair of the European, African, and Asiatic Pork Pie and Ham Sandwich Supply Company frauds, were sufficiently in evidence during his school career to make his masters prophesy gloomily concerning his future. The boy was in every detail the father of the man.

-- Tales of St. Austin's by P. G. Wodehouse, from "Bradshaw's Little Story."

I had to read it through twice, but that is the funniest thing I've read in a long time.  Such a brilliant construction and tone of mock-historic epic.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event. 


  1. Interesting comment. He has a way with words.
    Here's my teaser...

  2. Great teaser! I love Wodehouse.

    Here is my teaser for this week.

  3. Everything Wodehouse wrote makes me laugh. Even the names of people!

  4. Sounds like another winner by Wodehouse, I always find laughs in his books, even in the great names of his characters.


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