Excerpt from The Story of the Gadsbys, And, Under the Deodars
Went home at half-past ten, after discoursing for twenty minutes on the responsibilities of house-keeping. You now drive a mail-phae ton and sit under a Church of England cler gyman. Lam not angry, Jack. It is your kismet, as it was Gaddy's, and his eismet who can avoid? Do not think that I am moved by a spirit of revenge as I write, thus pub licly, that you and you alone are responsible for this book. In other and more expansive days, when you could look at a magnum with out flushing and at a cheroot without turning white, you supplied me with most of the material. Take it back again - would that I could have preserved your fetterless speech in the telling - take it back, and by your slippered hearth read it to the late Miss Deercourt. She will not be any the more willing to receive my cards, but she will admire you immensely, and you, I feel sure, will love me. You may even invite me to another very bad dinner - at the Club, which, as you and your wife know, is a safe neutral ground for the entertainment of wild.
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