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Mrs. Bindle

Herbert George Jenkins (1876-1923)

1. Chapter I Mrs. Bindle's Lock Out
2. Chapter II Mrs. Bindle's Washing Day
3. Chapter III Mrs. Bindle Entertains
4. Chapter IV The Coming of Joseph the Second
5. Chapter V Mrs. Bindle Burns Incense
6. Chapter VI Mrs. Bindle Defends Her House
7. Chapter VII Mrs. Bindle Demands a Holiday
8. Chapter VIII The Summer-Camp for Tired Workers
9. Chapter IX Mr. Hearty Encounters a Bull
10. Chapter X The Coming of the Whirlwind
11. Chapter XI Mrs. Bindle Takes a Chill
12. Chapter XII Mrs. Bindle Breaks an Armistice
13. Chapter XIII Mrs. Bindle's Discovery

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Summary

Herbert Jenkins' most popular fictional creation was Mr. Joseph Bindle, who first appeared in a humorous novel in 1916 and in a number of sequels. In the preface to the books, T. P. O'Connor said that "Bindle is the greatest Cockney that has come into being through the medium of literature since Dickens wrote Pickwick Papers". The stories are based on the comedic drama of life at work, at home and all the adventures that take place along the way. It becomes clear as the stories progress that Bindle would not be who he is without Mrs. Bindle, and this book seeks to tell the stories of the Bindles from the distaff point of view.

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