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My Lady Caprice

Jeffery Farnol

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Book Excerpt: 
. . ., here is a shilling; go and buy that spring-pistol you were speaking of, and take your time about it; I'll see what can be done in the meanwhile."

The Imp was reduced to incoherent thanks.

"That's all right." I said, "but you'd better hurry off."

He obeyed with alacrity, disappearing in the direction of the village, while I went on toward the orchard to find Lisbeth. And presently, sure enough, I did find her—that is to say, part of her, for the foliage of that particular tree happened to be very thick and I could see nothing of her but a foot.

A positively delicious foot it was, too, small and shapely, that swung audaciously to and fro; a foot in a ridiculously out-of-place little patent-leather shoe, with a sheen of slender silken ankle above.

I approached softly, with the soul of me in my eyes, so to speak, yet, despite my caution, she seemed to become aware of my presence in some way—the f. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I'm baffled. How did Farnol go from this gentle, sweet story to Winds of Change?

Dick is a poor young man with an unfortunate habit of being a boy's best friend (better known as the Imp), to his own detriment. He gets turned into Little John, The Black Knight, a pirate and even an Injun.

It kind of

I simply prefer longer books; this was a novella.

4.5 Stars. Another book by Farnol that I enjoyed reading. I love The Imp, what a fun and entertaining character.

The Chronicles of the Imp, more commonly known as My Lady Caprice was a very light romance novel centering on Dick trying to woo Lisbeth into choosing him over another with more prospects. Dick strikes up a sort of friendship with Lisbeth's nephew known as the imp. Dick uses the imp to get closer to

A fun, light-hearted romance. Not so much romance really but more of a romp with the Imp. So funny.

One of his early books, and it is fun and light-hearted.

Farnol wrote a fine ripping yarn and this is a good example of his work: Regency setting, unconventional female protagonist, well-defined and interesting villains. Well worth tracking down.