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William Tell Told Again

By: P.G.Wodehouse
Published By: Double9 Books
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The incident is claimed to have happened many years ago when Austria ruled Switzerland. Walter Fürst, Werner Staufacher, and Arnold of Melchthal are three representatives that the Swiss people send to Gessler's Hall of Audience to express their displeasure with taxation. Tell is courageous, patriotic, adept with a crossbow, and reluctant to take the reins of leadership, but he agrees to assist if they require it.Everyone must bow to Gessler when they pass by, and he has an old hat of his propped up on a pole. Without crossing the meadow, a mob gathers to hurl eggs and other objects at the guards from a distance. To settle the conflict, Gessler shoots the hat at the pole.Gessler gives Tell the directive to shoot an apple from a distance of 100 yards off of his son's head. Gessler disapproves of Tell because Tell once insulted him and already despises Tell for shooting the hat. Tell explains that if his son had been struck by the first arrow, he would have killed Gessler with the second arrow.Tell shoots his second arrow and kills Gessler. Tell's pole is preserved as a reminder of the Swiss people's victory in their uprising against Austrian authority.

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P.G.Wodehouse

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic author who experienced huge success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be broadly read over 40 years after his death. He was an English writer and one of the most comprehensively read humorists of the 20th century. Born in Guildford on 15 October 1881, the son of a British Magistrate established in Hong Kong, Wodehouse spent happy teenage years at Dulwich College. Later he worked for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank in London for two years. He wrote part-time while working in the bank, usually proving successful enough to take it up as a full-time profession. He was a journalist with The Globe (an inactive English newspaper) for several years before usually going to Hollywood, where he earned huge amount as a screenwriter. He was a creative author, writing 96 books in a career scaling from 1902-1975. His works consist of novels, collections of short stories, and a musical comedy. He is best well-known as the creator of Jeeves. He passed on 14 February 1975 in New York, United States.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 57 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356567603
  • ISBN-13: 9789356567603
  • Item Weight: 68.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.65 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics, Fiction / Historical