Picadilly Jim - Pages 12 - 22 Summary & Analysis

Wodehouse, P. G.
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Mr and Mrs Bingly Cocker were reading in their breakfast room in Drexdale House in London. They were interrupted by their butler, Bayliss, telling Mrs Cocker she had a phone call from Lady Corstorphine. Mrs Cocker went to answer and Mr Cocker questioned Bayliss about cricket. Mrs Cocker had forced him to watch the game yesterday and he was having difficulty understanding his adopted country’s national sport. Mr Cocker was homesick for the United States and was missing baseball. While Bayliss explained cricket, Mr Crocker pretended to understand but continued having difficulty. He then attempted to explain baseball to Bayliss using objects on the breakfast table. Bayliss told him that this sport existed in England too but that it was a game played by children with a racket and soft ball. This distressed Mr Cocker and made him feel more homesick as...

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