The Real Thing and Other Tales

The Real Thing and Other Tales

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When the porter's wife (she used to answer the house-bell), announced "A gentleman-with a lady, sir," I had, as I often had in those days, for the wish was father to the thought, an immediate vision of sitters. Sitters my visitors in this case proved to be; but not in the sense I should have preferred. However, there was nothing at first to indicate that they might not have come for a portrait. The gentleman, a man of fifty, very high and very straight, with a moustache slightly grizzled and a dark grey walking-coat admirably fitted, both of which I noted professionally-I don't mean as a barber or yet as a tailor-would have struck me as a celebrity if celebrities often were striking. It was a truth of which I had for some time been conscious that a figure with a good deal of frontage was, as one might say, almost never a public institution.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.84mm | 204.12g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514227541
  • 9781514227541

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