The Flying Inn

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton, English journalist and author, was born in Kensington on May 29 in the year 1874. He was educated at St. Paul?s school, where, at an unusually early age, he gained the Milton prize for English verse. He left school in 1891 with the idea of studying art. But though he early developed, and indeed retained, a talent for draftsmanship of a very distinctive kind, his natural bent was literary, and he went through the usual apprenticeship of free-lance journalism, occasional reviewing and work in a publisher?s office.

In 1901 he married France Blogg. In 1900, after having produced a volume of poems, The Wild Knight, which led good critics to expect great things of him as a poet, he became a regular contributor of signed articles to The Speaker and the Daily News. Between 1901 and 1929 he produced a quantity of works like The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) or The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904). During the same period Chesterton wrote a lot of verse, some good, some bad - none of it indifferent. At its best it is very good indeed. A well-known English critic once observed of his light verse that, whereas there had been many in all ages who could write comic verse, Chesterton was one of the very few who could write comic poetry. The compliment was deserved. His more serious verse has been held to give him rank as the last of a great rhetorical poets. Like all rhetorical poets he is sometimes tinselly, but his best poems show what rhetorical can be at it best. Of these are Lepanto (1911) and A Song of the Wheels written during the railway strike of 1911. If a prediction may be ventured, Chesterton will be remembered longest by his poems and his work in literary critics. Many will regret that he tried his hand so little at playwriting and spent so much time on polemical journalism. Nearly all will deplore the volume of his output. None will question the reality of his achievement at its highest, or the strength and purity of his influence. He died in Beaconsfield near London on June 14 in the year 1936. Plot synopsis: The grotesque events are released by Lord Philip Ivywood, who wants to close all inns in England. Patrick Dalroy, an Irishman, and his friend Humphrey Pump, who has lost his inn, which has been called The Flying Inn are the antagonists of Philip Ivywood.

But before the house has been destroyed by subjects of the Lord, Dalroy and Pump are able to escape with a keg of rum, a loaf of cheese and with the old sign of the inn, which is very important because you will be allowed to sell alcohol if you have a sign. But Lord Ivywood is angry because these two men will destroy his plans. So Dalroy and Pump wander around and sometimes they sell some rum. After a short time Dalroy buys a donkey and a cart. In the evening the two men reach an old tunnel under the land of the Lord. In this night the Lord, some of his subjects, the police and the two men go for each other. Dalroy and Pump can escape and Lord Ivywood is ...

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