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The Return of Alfred

Herbert George Jenkins

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Description:

The hero of the book is at a loose end, weary and bored of his old life after returning from the Great War. After an argument with his uncle and a railway strike he finds himself lost in the county of Norfolk at ten o'clock one night. When he seeks shelter in a country home, the butler immediately recognizes him as "Mr. Alfred", the missing son of the house. From that point onwards, our hero, who gives his name as "James Smith", finds himself in for an exciting time. Not only does he inherit the friends of "Mr. Alfred", but also the odium of his misdoings. Protestations are useless: the villagers are convinced he is the prodigal son. Of course, he could just leave the village - but then, had he not been hoping for something exciting to happen - and more importantly, what about Marjorie, the girl at the window?Originally published anonymously, this romantic comedy was just signed "by the author of "Patricia Brent, Spinster" (a book that was also published anonymously) with a dedication: "To those in many countries who have generously assumed responsibility for the authorship of Patricia Brent, Spinster - this book is dedicated by the author".

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

32:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

46:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:41