First published in Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly (US), August 1902¹
Approx. 4,100 words
(First read 17/03/2014)
|A real-life archaeologist|
[After dinner] he had turned over the leaves of her music when she had sung, upsetting a candle, and [...] he had gleefully, at her request, engaged in cock-fighting with an under-graduate on the hearth-rug.The mind boggles. Or at least it would if it wasn't fast asleep.) The story's available online here.
¹ Subsequently published in the Windsor Magazine (UK), January 1903.
² Rossington is an archaeology professor at Cambridge University. At one point EFB really and truly says this:
"But I do take it seriously," replied the agonized archaeologist.You couldn't make it up.