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PART I - THE PRESENT
CHAPTER X - OUR DIVERSIONS

did know what was in their parcels, and the East was unfastened amid cries of surprise and joy. ` Hilda, I had a topping time this morning . . .' ; a stream of girls ran, leapt, and dived, swinging their attache cases. Where had Hilda's friend come from, and what had she been up to ? Other ladies followed, with dusty hair and bright eyes. Shrieks of ' We shall never be ready ; I'm simply frantic, but they're worse ; Oh, have you seen the little lacquer things ? ' Indians smiled charmingly, and gave incorrect information. It was all delightful ; indeed, nothing was wanting except a few more exhibits.
I did come across one-a model of the Mosque of Wazir Khan at Lahore-and this was so lovely and stood so incidentally and accidentally upon a table, that it had all the magic of a real building, met by chance among squalid or pretentious streets. When I see it next, it will piobably be glassed, docketed, and have lost its preternatural charm. The students of the Mayo College of Art had made it, I was told, and perhaps have made models of the other Lahore buildings as well, but no one could be sure what the packing-cases would reveal. This mosque, and a peep-show of the Assuan dam, are the prettiest objects I hit at Wembley ; there isplenty that is ludicrous, and all too much that is elevating, but little so far that is' delicate, touching. Of course, beauty always does have a rough time in these shows-even rougher than in the actual world. The moment you put a picture into a Palace of Art it wilts like a cut flower, whereas a machine jibs for joy as soon as it gets into a Palace of Machinery. How triumphant the machines are ! How imposing are the Horses of the Sun, and the stuffed necks and faces of the various wild animals, and cherries in bottles, and corn in shucks ! They are the true denizens of Wembley, they flourish in its rich soil. The Mosque of Wazir Khan and its little friends have a very different summer before them, and I wish them happily through it, and a safe return to their homes.
Well, it is a show that will suit all tastes. Millions will spend money there, hundreds will make money, and a few highbrows will make fun. I belong to the latter class. Rule me out ; go, think your own thoughts, don't forget your spats, and don't expect an Empire to be born too punctually.

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