By Richmal Crompton
Some phrases not to observe to William Brown: candy, fascinating, 'dear little boy' . . . That sounds extra like Georgie Murdoch, who's so sickly candy that William is decided to show him right into a wild, muddy, noisy outlaw like himself . . .
In William the Outlaw everyone's favorite troublemaker, William Brown, is again in a suite of ten simply William tales - now with a brand-new conceal glance illustrated by means of Sara Ogilvie.
There is just one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, cute imp of mischief has been harassing his unlucky kin and delighting his thousands of admirers when you consider that 1922.
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The fellow gazed at him rapturously. ‘Just what I wanted,’ he acknowledged, ‘a soiled rapscallion of a boy with a crooked tie and a filthy collar. ’ This insult stung William to retaliation. He gazed coldly on the artist who had a smear of yellow paint down one aspect of his face, and acknowledged: ‘Bet I’m as fresh as you're . . . an’ as to ties—’ his gaze wandered right down to the artist’s flowing bow and stayed there meaningly. ‘Spirited withal! ’ commented the artist, ‘better and higher. . . . are available in. ’ William got here in. ‘Sit down. ’ William sat down. ‘Now I’m going to attract you,’ went at the artist. ‘I’m a genius whose immortal masterpieces are yet inadequately known via his new release, for that reason perforce I eke out a modest livelihood illustrating journal tales, and a few fool here,’ he touched a manuscript, ‘has written one a couple of boy. Fancy writing a narrative a couple of boy. Now the place shall i locate a boy? notion I. I want I had a boy, and lo! a boy seems. . . . retain nonetheless, boy. Stand simply so . . . glance the following . . . and preserve relatively nonetheless. ’ William, his mind operating speedy, stood simply so, seemed there and saved particularly nonetheless. The artist sketched in silence, placing William into quite a few postures. on the finish he handed him the sketches for his inspection. William gazed at them coldly. ‘Not very like me,’ he commented. ‘Think now not? ’ acknowledged the artist, ‘probably you've an idealised notion of your visual appeal. ’ William checked out him suspiciously. ‘I’ve no longer acquired anythin’ like what you said,’ he remarked, ‘never even heard of it so I can’t have. do you want a guy to force your motor-car? ’ ‘I’ve no longer received a motor-car,’ acknowledged the artist, busily engaged in placing completing touches into his caricature. ‘Well,’ acknowledged William, ‘what approximately an individual to sweep your outfits? ’ ‘I want my outfits unbrushed,’ acknowledged the artist; ‘dust protects the fabric. ’ William thought of this viewpoint with curiosity, storing it up for destiny use, then again to the purpose at factor. ‘Wun’t you love anyone to seem once you while you’re queer within the head? ’ ‘No,’ acknowledged the artist, ‘it’s extra enjoyable now not having an individual to seem once you whilst you’re queer within the head. ’ He placed the sketches directly to one part and took up a manuscript from the desk. ‘Good Lord,’ he groaned as he glanced via it, ‘Charles the First’s time. Why the dickens do they write tales approximately Charles the First’s time? the place the deuce am I to get somebody to sit down for me within the dress of Charles the First’s time? inform me that. ’ William advised him. ‘I comprehend a guy what’d come to take a seat to you,’ he stated, speedily, ‘he’d wish payin’. ’ ‘Oh, he may, might he? . . . very well, I’ll pay him. however the query is, has he obtained a fancy dress of Charles the First’s time? ’ ‘I don’t—’ started William, then stopped. ‘Oh, sure, I anticipate so. . . . Oh sure, he’s absolute to have. Oh, certain, we’ll get him one besides. ’ ‘A protégé? ’ stated the artist. ‘Uh-huh? ’ acknowledged William. ‘No. He’s as great as what you're. Nicer. ’ ‘Touché,’ stated the artist. ‘Well, deliver him alongside in his Charles I dress and I’ll pay him part a crown an hour. ’ The remuneration appeared princely to William.