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THE COLONEL'S LADY

"Well, old boy, how's life?" he said. "How d'you like being the husband of a celebrity?"
George Peregrine looked at his friend. He thought he saw an amused twinkle in his eyes.
" I don't know what you're talking about," he answered.
" Come off it, George. Everyone knows E. K. Hamilton is your wife. Not often a book of verse has a success like that. Look here, Henry Dashwood is lunching with me. He'd like to meet you."
" Who the devil is Henry Dashwood and why should he want to meet me?"
" Oh, my dear fellow, what do you do with yourself all the time in the country? Henry's about the best critic we've got. lie wrote a wonderful review of Evie's book. D'you mean to say she didn't show it you?"
Before George could answer his friend had called a man over. A tall, thin man, with a high forehead, a beard, a long nose and a stoop, just the sort of man whom George was prepared to dislike at first sight. Introductions were effected. Henry Dashwood sat down.
" Is Mrs. Peregrine in London by any chance? I should very much like to meet her," he said.
" No, my wife doesn't like London. She prefers the country," said George stiffly.
" She wrote me a very nice letter about my review. I was pleased. You know, we critic,; get more kicks than halfpence. I was simply bowled over by her book. It's so fresh. and original, very modern without being obscure. She seems to be as much at her ease in free verse as in the classical metres." Then because he was a critic he thought he should criticise. "Sometimes her ear is a trifle at fault, but you can say the same of Emily Dickinson. There are several of those short lyrics of hers that might have been written by Landor:"
All this was gibberish to George Peregrine. The man was nothing but a disgusting highbrow. But the colonel had good manners and he answered with proper civility: Henry

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