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The Author Excuses Himself

I OWE my readers an apology for the publication of this volume. At the beginning of the war I brought out a collection of short stories which I called The Mixture As Before and for which I wrote a short preface. I was occupied then with work that took all my time and so asked my friend Edward Marsh if he would correct the proofs. He wrote and told me that he was sorry to see by my preface that I had decided to write no more stories. I did not know what he meant, but was too busy to inquire. I saw no reviews and a copy of the book only when I returned to England some months later. Then I found out. I had written: "I shall not write many more stories," and either the typist or the type-setter, thinking perhaps that I had written quite enough stories, had left out an m, so that the line ran: "I shall not write any more stories". I have looked at my manuscript and I had in fact, as I intended, written many.
I had several stories written for which I could not find a place in The Mixture As Before and several in mind, and it was my plan even then in due course to publish a further volume. So my readers must not think that I wilfully misled them. I dare not even now promise them that I shall write no more; no writer can be sure that an idea will not one day occur to him that takes his fancy so that he is in the end driven to write it.
Some of these stories were written long ago, but I have left them as they were, for I did not think I could make them more readable by bringing them up to date; nor have I thought it necessary in one story, Winter Cruise, to change the nationality of various characters that take part in it to avoid affronting those who are persuaded that all the nationals of a country with which we have been at war are equally hateful; one story was written during the war and others since its close. They have all been published in magazines.
I know that in admitting this I lay myself open to critical

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