The result of the difficulty, however, was the cancelling of Mr. Reade's appointment by the home government.
Reade had a poet's recognition for the greatness of his own time.
I hope I may not be thought impertinent in intruding here a reminiscence of Reade which seems characteristic of his sweeter side.
"I guess we'll have a light breakfast this morning," hinted Reade.
"And the material, even if delivered within the promised time, is still two days away," remarked Reade.
"It doesn't seem as cold in here as you'd expect to find it," murmured Reade.
"You can't help his thinking what he likes," said Mrs. Reade, with a gleam of mockery in her bright eyes.
Stott pushed past the agitated Mrs. Reade, and went into the sitting-room.
With the impetuosity which distinguished him in such matters, Reade flung himself into the conflict.
Mr. Reade shows that he had been for thirty years engaged in this trade in parchment.