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  • Richard Harding Davis
  • In the Fog 
     

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    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 5-10 Tagen versandfertig
    Veröffentlichung:  2007  
    Genre:  Romane, Erzählungen, Gedichte 
    ISBN:  9781408624975 
    EAN-Code: 
    9781408624975 
    Verlag:  Beston Press 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 216 mm / B 140 mm / D 8 mm 
    Gewicht:  212 gr 
    Seiten:  160 
    Zus. Info:  Paperback 
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    IN THE FOG - 1901 - CHAPTER I - THE Grill is the club most difficult of access in the world. To be placed on its rolls distinguishes the new member as greatly as though he had received a vacant Garter or had been caricatured in Vanity Fair. Men who belong to the Grill Club never mention that fact. If you were to ask one of them which clubs he frequents, he will name all save that par ticular one. He is afraid if he told you he belonged to the Grill, that it would sound like boasting. The Grill Club dates back to the days when Shakespeares Theatre stood on the present site of the Times office. It has a golden Grill which Charles the Second presented to the Club, and the original manuscript of Tom and Jerry in London, which was bequeathed to it by Pierce Egan him self. The members, when they write letters at the Club, still use sand to blot the ink. The Grill enjoys the distinction of having blackballed, without political prejudice, a Prime Minister of each party. At the same sitting at which one of these fell, it elected, on account of his brogue and his bulls, Quiller, Q. C., who was then a penniless barrister. When Paul Preval, the French artist who came to London by royal command to paint a portrait of the Prince of Wales, was made an honorary member - only foreigners may be honorary members - he said, as he signed his fist wine card, bI would rather see my name on that, than on a picture in the Louvre. - - - At which Quiller remarked, That is a devil of a compliment, because the only men who can read their names in the Louvre to-day have been dead Mty years. On the night after the great fog of 1897 there were five members in the Club, four of them busy with supper and one reading infront of the fireplace. There is only one room to the Club, and one long table. At the far end of the room the fire of the grill glows red, and, when the fat falls, blazes into flame, and at the other there is a broad bow window of diamond panes, which looks down upon the street. The four men at the table were strangers to each other, but as they picked at the grilled bones, and sipped their Scotch and soda, they conversed with such charming animation that a visitor to the Club, which does not tolerate visitors, would have - - 11 counted them as friends of long acquaintance, certainly not as Englishmen who had met for the first time, and without the form of an introduction. But it is the etiquette and tradition of the Grill, that whoever enters it must speak with whomever he finds there. It is to enforce this rule that there is but one long table, and whether there are twenty men at it or two, the waiters, supporting the rule, will place them side by side. For this reason the four strangers at supper were seated together, with the candles grouped about them, and the long length of the table cutting a white path through the outer gloom. I repeat, said the gentleman with the black pearl stud, that the days for romantic adventure and deeds of foolish daring have passed, and that the fault lies with ourselves. Voyages to the pole I do not catalogue as adventures. That African explorer, young Chetney, who turned up yesterday after he was supposed to have died in Uganda, did nothing adventurous. He made maps and explored the sources of rivers...
      
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