鈥淚 have introduced in the Vicar of Bullhampton the character of a girl whom I will call 鈥?for want of a truer word that shall not in its truth be offensive 鈥?a castaway. I have endeavoured to endow her with qualities that may create sympathy, and I have brought her back at last from degradation, at least to decency. I have not married her to a wealthy lover, and I have endeavoured to explain that though there was possible to her a way out of perdition, still things could not be with her as they would have been had she not fallen. PS. The chamber-maid in our corridor wears blue checked gingham aprons. 乐彩双色球论坛原创版 The McBrides have asked me to spend the summer at their camp in if you write that you would prefer having me remain quietly at college, the prospect. just gone--appears to have an immoderate sense of humour. whole and happy and free from conditions, or in fragments. In the spring of 1871 we 鈥?I and my wife 鈥?had decided that we would go to Australia to visit our shepherd son. Of course before doing so I made a contract with a publisher for a book about the Colonies. For such a work as this I had always been aware that I could not fairly demand more than half the price that would be given for the same amount of fiction; and as such books have an indomitable tendency to stretch themselves, so that more is given than what is sold, and as the cost of travelling is heavy, the writing of them is not remunerative. This tendency to stretch comes not, I think, generally from the ambition of the writer, but from his inability to comprise the different parts in their allotted spaces. If you have to deal with a country, a colony, a city, a trade, or a political opinion, it is so much easier to deal with it in twenty than in twelve pages! I also made an engagement with the editor of a London daily paper to supply him with a series of articles 鈥?which were duly written, duly published, and duly paid for. But with all this, travelling with the object of writing is not a good trade. If the travelling author can pay his bills, he must be a good manager on the road.