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Saki Chronicles of Clovis

Saki Chronicles of Clovis

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The PGCC Collection eBook: The Chronicles of Clovis, by Saki [H. H. MunroWorld eBook Library PGCC CollectionBringing the world's eBook Collection Togetherhttp://www.WorldLibrary.netProject Gutenberg Consortia Center is a member of theWorld eBook Library Consortia, http://WorldLibrary.net __________________________________________________ LimitationsBy accessing this file you agree to all the Terms andConditions, as stated here.This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no costand with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copyit, give it away or re-use it under the terms of theProject Gutenberg License included with this eBook oronline at www.gutenberg.netHere are 3 of the more major items to consider:1. The eBooks on the PG sites are NOT 100% public domain,some of them are copyrighted and used by permissionand thus you may charge for redistribution only viadirect permission from the copyright holders.2. Project Gutenberg is a registered trademark [TM].For any other purpose than to redistribute eBookscontaining the entire Project Gutenberg file freeof charge and with the headers intact, permissionis required.3. The public domain status is per U.S. copyright law.This eBook is from the Project Gutenberg ConsortiumCenter of the United States.The mission of the Project Gutenberg Consortia Centeris to provide a similar framework for the collectionof eBook collections as does Project Gutenberg forsingle eBooks, operating under the practices, and
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general guidelines of Project Gutenberg.The major additional function of Project GutenbergConsortia Center is to manage the addition of largecollections of eBooks from other eBook creation andcollection centers around the world.The complete license details are online at:http://gutenberg.net/license__________________________________________________ Title: The Chronicles of ClovisAuthor: Saki [H. H. Munro]January, 2003 [eBook #3688][Posted: 07/16/01]The PGCC Collection eBook: The Chronicles of Clovis, by Saki [H. H. MunroeBook file: clovis10.pdf or clovis10.htmCorrected EDITIONS, clovis11.pdfSeparate source VERSION, clovi10a.pdfEtext prepared for Gutenberg by Richard E Henrich Jr< rhenrich@erols.com >*Ver.06/12/01*
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Etext prepared for Gutenberg by Richard E Henrich Jr< rhenrich@erols.com >THE CHRONICLES OF CLOVISby "SAKI" (H. H. MUNRO)with an Introduction by A. A. MILNETO THE LYNX KITTEN,WITH HIS RELUCTANTLY GIVEN CONSENT,THIS BOOK IS AFFECTIONATELYDEDICATEDH. H. M.August, 1911INTRODUCTIONThere are good things which we want to share with the world andgood things which we want to keep to ourselves. The secret of ourfavourite restaurant, to take a case, is guarded jealously fromall but a few intimates; the secret, to take a contrary case, ofour infallible remedy for seasickness is thrust upon everytraveller we meet, even if he be no more than a casualacquaintance about to cross the Serpentine. So with our books.There are dearly loved books of which we babble to a neighbour atdinner, insisting that she shall share our delight in them; andthere are books, equally dear to us, of which we say nothing,fearing lest the praise of others should cheapen the glory of ourdiscovery. The books of "Saki" were, for me at least, in thesecond class.It was in the WESTMINSTER GAZETTE that I discovered him (I like toremember now) almost as soon as he was discoverable. Let us sparea moment, and a tear, for those golden days in the early nineteenhundreds, when there were five leisurely papers of an evening inwhich the free-lance might graduate, and he could speak of his
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