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CHAPTER FOUR

out of their trains, whenever they read the paper, and say "Dammit, I can't miss that book. If Ambrose Raglan recommends it, that's good enough for me." Well but, dear old man, they aren't going to say that of the - what's its blasted name? - The Aesthetic of Vorticism. Now, are they?'
Raglan laughed; the most genuine laugh he had achieved in that office.
`Not offended?' said Ormsby quickly.
`Not a bit. Go on.'
`Well, this is how it is. I should like to feel that every one of my readers was going to read every one of Dickens's books, same as I did. Too late. You can't make 'em now. They say, Stands to reason modern authors write better than Dickens, with all these years' more progress. Look at trains - and flying. Very well, then, I say, let 'em think so. And the long and short of it is that you've got to find a book for 'em every week - better than Dickens.'
`Great novels aren't written every week. Or are they?'
`I dare say not. But some book is the book of the week, and I say that whatever book you choose has got to be a book that ordinary people can read. People who put their five shillings on a horse and write letters to the Press signed Ratepayer. Well, that's how it is. Think it over, old man.'
Old man Raglan thought it over. Money was dear to him, but his reputation was also dear. It was his business to lead the literary fashion of the moment, not to follow it. Yet since literary fashions went round in circles, who was to tell whether one was a leader or a follower? Let him imagine himself starting a crusade in favour of the old-fashioned English novel. Gradually, of course; making it clear from which point in the circle

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