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The White Feather

Gelesen von Mark F. Smith

(4,591 Sterne; 164 Bewertungen)

Sheen, a member of Seymour's House at Wrykyn School, flees from an unexpected assault by town boys. His colleagues wade into the fight with relish, acquiring bruises and sore heads, but in the fracas, Sheen is missed, and the story makes the rounds of Wrykyn that when blows were traded, Sheen "funked it."

Honor in such institutions depends on reliably standing with your House. As punishment for his defection, Sheen is "cut" - treated as if he did not exist.

In a later expedition into town, Sheen is set upon by the town bullies and finds that when retreat is no option, he can take their blows and fight against odds. Seeing his pluck, bystander Joe Bevan, an ex-champion boxer, offers to tutor Sheen.

Surprisingly, Sheen finds he has a knack for boxing. And with that discovery comes a plan: he will fight for his House in the Lightweight division and win back his honor.

But the best-laid plans... may go awry!

Wodehouse, a humorist, picks up the sober topic of cowardice but treats it with his customary panache. (4 hr 56 min)

Chapters

Expert Opinions

16:05

Read by Mark F. Smith

Sheen at Home

11:54

Read by Mark F. Smith

Sheen Receives Visitors and Advice

11:23

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The Better Part of Valour

12:13

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The White Feather

14:31

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Albert Redivivus

12:18

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Mr. Joe Bevan

11:39

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A Naval Battle & Its Consequences

13:11

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Sheen Begins His Education

12:23

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Sheen's Progress

12:45

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A Small Incident

12:11

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Dunstable and Linton Go Up the River

9:49

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Deus ex Machina

13:20

Read by Mark F. Smith

A Skirmish

10:36

Read by Mark F. Smith

The Rout at Ripton

14:13

Read by Mark F. Smith

Drummond Goes Into Retirement

10:33

Read by Mark F. Smith

Seymour's One Success

13:08

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Mr. Bevan Makes a Suggestion

13:39

Read by Mark F. Smith

Paving the Way

12:59

Read by Mark F. Smith

Sheen Goes to Aldershot

10:20

Read by Mark F. Smith

A Good Start

6:48

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A Good Finish

12:14

Read by Mark F. Smith

A Surprise for Seymour's

17:37

Read by Mark F. Smith

Bruce Explains

11:01

Read by Mark F. Smith

Bewertungen

Great Story With A Lesson

(5 Sterne)

This story is another example of why Wodehouse is my favorite author. It is different from most of his other stories but it still left me with a warm and comfortable feeling. But it is a great lesson for teachers and students who know how often kids bully and make fun of their weaker fellows. I have a friend whose young gifted son committed suicide because he was made fun of by his fellow students. So not only is the story an enjoyable read but I think it would be well for any teacher or student to read so as to be aware of such behavior on the part of some children. But for all that it was a wonderful book and so well read. I thank the reader, and may God bless you for your gift to me and others, and God bless Librivox.

Not quite typical Wodehouse

(5 Sterne)

But a good story nonetheless. Sheen has more pluck than he realizes, all he needs is a firm hand to help cultivate it. This is a very nice story, not your laugh-out-loud typical Wodehouse, but still good. Mark Smith is an excellent reader. I always enjoy his books. Thanks Mark!

(5 Sterne)

Very well written & Mark Smith is the best narrator of all Lilbrovox volunteers. One of the best books & stories I’ve heard in 8 years of listening, A GP story. But I like these stories about the hapless teen who wins out over bullying & overcomes his own fears to triumph!! ELS

A DIFFERENT SIDE OF PGW

(5 Sterne)

As one commentator has already said, it is not the typical PGW with lots of belly laughs. But, it is almost allegorical, and the author still emblazons his special stamp on it. I always enjoy Mark Smith, but this may be his best read yet.

(5 Sterne)

The book was so very enjoyable! I would have never thought I'd say that about a story centred on boxing. The narration was faultless, and I was even thanked for listening at the end!Best yet,- a real eye-opener for me. thank you PG Wodehouse, Mark Smith and Librevox!

The White Feather

(5 Sterne)

So different than most of of P. G. ‘S work it took me quite by surprise. What a wonderful book. Thank you, dear reader, for surely you were the man for the job. I hope to hear many more from you. So well done.

(4 Sterne)

A departure from the usual Wodehouse style but a good uncomplicated story for all that. I don't usually like an American voicing of English literature but this chap did a good job and I will seek out more of his readings what! - Chriso.

wonderful reading

(5 Sterne)

it was great!! a little bouncing about and kind of scattered but over all, it was a pleasure to listen to! again, Mark Smith, you did a terrific job reading as always! I sincerely hope you do more!!