LAMBERT'S BARGAIN by Clare Turley Newberry


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The bargain, reduced from $2.00 to $4.64, is a likeable if inconsiderate hyena- Lambert's considered purchase for his younger sister's birthday. In spite of Henry the Hyena-s unseemly mirth- at things like burglaries and flooded bathrooms- things go along fairly well until a visit from grumpy Uncle Jasper at whom Henry refuses even to smile. But affairs are righted and a common bond is established between Henry and Uncle Jasper, who takes him home as a comfort for his old age. There is a humor, if slightly ghoulish, in Henry's toothy grin that pleasantly matches the dry, matter-of-fact narration of extraordinary happenings.

Pub Date: March 12th, 1952
Publisher: Harper