Behindlings: A Novel (Thames Gateway Series, Book 2) by Nicola Barker

By Nicola Barker

Spurting with kinetic power, nasty wit, and kindness to animals, Wesley needs to be a celeb. Or so it sort of feels to the "Behindlings" -- fans who nip at his heels, take place all over the place he is going, and lie in look ahead to him round each nook. They skulk during the dreary streets in their tiny English city, accumulating their very own scabby intentions, frustrating behavior, and peculiar manners, burying all modifications within the universal pursuit in their precise prize, their Wesley.

In Behindlings, the inimitable and ungovernable Nicola Barker takes her such a lot compelling personality to this point, offers him his head and her novel, and sees him run off along with her readers.

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Cried Mr. Damon, pointing to a distant hill, and there the boys saw two large bodies of natives rushing toward one another, brandishing spears, clubs and the deadly blow guns. They were not more than half a mile away, and in plain view of Tom and his party, though the two forces had not yet seen our friends. " cried Tom. And the next moment the two bodies of natives came together in a mass, the enemies hurling themselves at each other with the eagerness and ferocity of wild beasts. It was a deadly battle.

II feel as though I had been put through a clothes wringer though. " CHAPTER XII. A NATIVE BATTLE 40 Tom Swift in Captivity "A big snake dropped down out of a tree and grabbed you," answered Tom. "And then what? " "We shot it," said Ned modestly. " exclaimed the odd gentleman. "II hardly know what to say. I'll say it later. You saved my life. " None was, fortunately, and after staggering about a bit Mr. Damon found that he could limp along. But he was very sore and bruised, for, though the snake had squeezed him but for part of a minute, that was long enough.


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