Chronicles of Dustypore
A New Edition
SMITH, ELDER, & CO., 15 WATERLOO PLACE
[All rights reserved]
R. H. W.
You promised me once that, if ever the 'Chronicles of Dustypore'
shaped themselves into being, they might be dedicated to you.
While writing them my thoughts have often turned to happy hours
passed in your society, and pleasant scenes witnessed beneath your
roof. If the story has profited thereby, and Felicia has borrowed
whatever charms she may possess from those remembered scenes
and hours, forgive me, and let me lay the portrait, with all its
imperfections, at your feet.
H. S. C.
I. THE SANDY TRACTS