The Wrong Box

Robert Louis STEVENSON (1850 - 1894) and Lloyd OSBOURNE (1868 - 1947)

The Wrong Box is a comedy about the ending of a tontine (a tontine is an arrangement whereby a number of young people subscribe to a fund which is then closed and invested until all but one of the subscribers have died. That last subscriber then receives the whole of the proceeds). The story involves the last two such survivors and their relations, a train crash, missing uncles, surplus dead bodies and innocent bystanders. A farce really. (Summary by AJM)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 In Which Morris Suspects Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:27:48
Play 02 In Which Morris takes Action Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:30:35
Play 03 The Lecturer at Large Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:23:08
Play 04 The Magistrate in the Luggage Van Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:09:06
Play 05 Mr Gideon Forsyth and the Gigantic Box Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:19:12
Play 06 The Tribulations of Morris: Part the First Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:30:36
Play 07 In Which William Dent Pitman takes Legal Advice Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:25:14
Play 08 In Which Michael Finsbury Enjoys a Holiday Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:38:21
Play 09 Glorious Conclusion of Michael Finsbury's Holiday Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:31:14
Play 10 Gideon Forsyth and the Broadwood Grand Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:19:25
Play 11 The Maestro Jimson Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:33:22
Play 12 Positively the Last Appearance of the Broadwood Grand Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:19:53
Play 13 The Tribulations of Morris: Part the Second Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:20:49
Play 14 William Bent Pitman Hears of Something to his Advantage Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:28:45
Play 15 The Return of the Great Vance Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:13:47
Play 16 Final Adjustment of the Leather Business Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:08:47