By Herman Wouk
'City Boy' spins a hilarious and infrequently touching story of an city child's adventures and misadventures in the street, at school, within the geographical region, continuously in pursuit of Lucille, a heartless redhead personifying the entire women who torment and fascinate pubescent lads of 11.
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He was no taller than the girl, so the effect was rather hard to get, but he managed a good approximation by tilting his head far back, and sighting along the edge of his nose. “You'll find out,” he enunciated after a dignified pause, and stalked off down the hall. Mrs. Mortimer Gorkin had a weary afternoon of it with Herbie. Shortly after the children came back to class, she was summoned out of the room for a few minutes and returned to find her trusted monitor standing on top of her desk, reciting a parody of “The Village Blacksmith” with an idiotic preciseness that she recognized as a burlesque of herself.
Stay where you are,” commanded the father. Herbie stopped and leaned against the piano, looking unhappy. But his fears were needless. Mr. Gauss launched into his “sales talk” without ever mentioning the boy's call at his office. Once or twice he nodded at Herbie with the cunning geniality of a fellow-plotter; that was all. He expanded on a double-barreled theme: the delights of Camp Manitou and the peculiar worthiness of the Bookbinder children. The boy was grateful to the schoolmaster for keeping mum, but he was also struck by his readiness to bypass the truth—a horrid sin, according to Mr.