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UNWINDING

LIKE many other bachelors of forty, I have a horror of parlour games.
My worst nightmare-for I have unfortunately a whole dream stable full of them, is to be pursued down endless corridors by a maiden lady who wishes me to join herself and two elder sisters at Halma.
After Iialma, and a game I played one evening fifteen years ago, called `Ludo,' my pet aversion is `Unwinding.'
What are the rules? Why simplicity itself! Someone thinks of ham and eggs; that reminds me of my landlady, and she in return reminds my neighbour of Sarah Gamp; and so you proceed until you arrive at the north pole or some other equally remote point, when you unwind, going through all the nonsense again backwards way.
The game, however, has one advantage; you see the curious way in which some people's memories work.
And with this as an introduction I will tell you the only story I know about a parlour game.
If you are a naturalist you may be acquainted with the name of Charles Thorneycroft, the author of the three-volume treatise on British spiders; his name also figures in the clergy list as vicar of Willeston Parva, but it is to the former fact that he owes the five lines in last year's edition of Who's Who.
Though he is almost an old man now, his friends hardly notice the change, for he has always had an old man's characteristics, a certain garrulity in anecdote, great mismanagement in business affairs, coupled with an extreme degree of absentmindedness.
For twenty years the Reverend Charles Thorneycroft has held the living of Willeston Parva, declining all offers of preferment; for Willeston Fen lies in the borders of his parish, and Willeston Fen is one of the few remaining breeding, grounds of two species of butterfly that are rapidly becoming extinct.

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