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ADVENTURES AND ENTHUSIASMS

E. V. LUCAS

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ENTERTAINMENTS

VERENA IN THE MIDST THE VERMILION BOX LANDMARKS KISTENER'S LURE MR. INGLESIDE OVER BEMERTON'S LONDON LAVENDER

ESSAYS

CLOUD AND SILVER A BOSWELL OF BAGHDAD TWIXT EAGLE AND DOVE THE PHANTOM JOURNAL LOITERER'S HARVEST ONE DAY AND ANOTHER FIRESIDE AND SUNSHINE CHARACTER AND COMEDY OLD LAMPS FOR NEW

TRAVEL

A WANDERER IN VENICE A WANDERER IN PARIS A WANDERER IN LONDON A WANDERER IN HOLLAND A WANDERER IN FLORENCE MORE WANDERINGS IN LONDON HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN SUSSEX

ANTHOLOGIES

THE OPEN ROAD THE FRIENDLY TOWN HER INFINITE VARIETY GOOD COMPANY THE GENTLEST ART THE SECOND POST THE BEST OF LAMB REMEMBER LOUVAIN

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

THE SLOWCOACH ANNE'S TERRIBLE GOOD NATURE A BOOK OF VERSES FOR CHILDREN ANOTHER BOOK OF VERSES FOR CHILDREN RUNAWAYS AND CASTAWAYS FORGOTTEN STORIES OF LONG AGO MORE FORGOTTEN STORIES THE "ORIGINAL VERSES" OF ANN AND JANE TAYLOR

SELECTED WRITINGS

A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING HARVEST HOME VARIETY LANE MIXED VINTAGE

[Illustration: LAURA'S EARLY MORNING LESSONS. See "The Innocent's Progress" Plate 2 ]

ADVENTURES

AND

ENTHUSIASMS

BY

E. V. LUCAS

NEW YORK GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1920, BY GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CONTENTS

PAGE

THE PERFECT GUEST 13

THE SPARROWS' FRIEND 17

THE GOLDEN EAGLE 20

A MORNING CALL 26

THE TRUE WIZARD OF THE NORTH 30

INNOCENCE AND IMPULSE 42

POSSESSIONS 45

DRAKE AND HIS GAME 49

ADMIRALS ALL TO BE 56

A STUDY IN SYMMETRY 61

DAVY JONES 66

THE MAN OF ROSS 71

THE INNOCENT'S PROGRESS 85

THOUGHTS AT THE FERRY 92

A LITTLE CHILD 97

A DEVONSHIRE INN 103

ON SHOPS AND STALLS 107

THIRD THOUGHTS 113

THE ITALIAN QUESTION 118

ON DISGUISE 122

BROKEN ENGLISH 126

ENTHUSIASTS 136

TELEPHONICS 141

THE WORLD REMEDIAL 147

WHAT THE SUN DID NOT SEE 152

TWO OF MARTHA'S SONS 158

FREAKS OF MEMORY 164

THE MORAL DRESSING TABLE 169

THACKERAY'S SCHOOL FELLOW 173

In re PHYSIOGNOMY

I IDENTIFICATION 184

II DR. SULLIVAN 187

THE WORLD'S DESIRE 191

A CONQUEROR 197

THE NEWNESS OF THE OLD 202

AUNTS 206

ON RECITATIONS 210

CLICQUOT WELL WON 218

THE SUFFERER 223

A SOUTH SEA BUBBLE 227

ON FINDING THINGS 231

PUNCTUALITY 236

THE OTHER TWO 240

ON SECRET PASSAGES 244

LITTLE MISS BANKS 248

GENTLEMEN BOTH 251

ON EPITAPHS 255

IN AND ABOUT LONDON

I A LONDON THRILL 263

II A DOOR PLATE 268

III ANGEL ADVOCACY 273

IV THE SOANE HOGARTHS 277

V GREENWICH HOSPITAL 281

VI KEW IN APRIL 285

VII ROYAL WINDSOR 288

VIII THREE LITTLE BACKWATERS 292

IX A SELF MADE STATUE 297

X CROWDS AND A BAD SAMARITAN 302

XI BEFORE AND AFTER 306

XII THE GREEN AMONG THE GREY 311

XIII THE FATHERLY FORCE 318

XIV MY FRIEND FLORA 325

ILLUSTRATIONS

LAURA'S EARLY MORNING LESSONS Frontispiece

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LAURA RISES FOR THE DAY 44

LAURA COMBINES BREAKFAST AND PHILANTHROPY 84

LAURA'S MUSIC LESSON 96

LAURA VISITS THE SICK 140

LAURA DANCES TO HER MOTHER'S MUSIC 222

ADVENTURES AND ENTHUSIASMS

THE PERFECT GUEST

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