It all began with William’s aunt, who was in a good temper that morning, and gave him a shilling for posting a letter for her and carrying her parcels from the grocer’s.
“Buy some sweets or go to the Pictures,” she said carelessly, as she gave it to him.
William walked slowly down the road, gazing thoughtfully at the coin. After deep calculations, based on the fact that a shilling is the equivalent of two sixpences, he came to the conclusion that both luxuries could be indulged in.....
Seven of Richemal Crompton's amusing William stories, about a mischievous 11-year-old schoolboy and his band of friends, known as "The Outlaws" are available as eBooks through our Bolinda service.
Crompton's first short story featuring William was published in Home Magazine in 1919. She wrote 38 other William books throughout her life. The last, William the Lawless, was published posthumously in 1970.