Monday, November 7, 2011

Fourpenny Fair (frontispiece)

In the second-last chapter of Fourpenny Fair, Penny shows that she has grown as she prepares to bonk the crooked Joe the stable man on the head with a ewer. And she is successful: "When George unlocked the door and came in, she brought the jug down on his head with all her strength. To her intense satisfaction - and surprise - George rocked on his heels and slid unconscious to the floor."