Excerpt from The Dome, Vol. 5: An Illustrated Magazine and Reviews of Literature, Music, Architecture, and the Graphic Arts; Containing the Numbers for November and December 1899, and January 1900
And he did. I was of the party, and had my eye on the Major from the moment when Gould's sharp voice pricked him to full attention, to the end of the discussion, when he rose, smiled upon us benevolently, and left us to guess at the nature of the impres sion the advice had made upon him. N ow, as to what that advice was, and as to the effects of it, enough will appear in the narrative, written by the Major himself, to which I am hereby giving a preface. The document is entitled My Confession, and was found among the Major's papers after his death. It was marked: To be Opened by Nathan Gould. On Gould's death it came to me. And the time has arrived, I think, when the stranger is at liberty to read it, if he cares to. Anyhow, here is his chance.
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