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not the last time." ANTOlNEIIE DE l!IRECOURT. 197 cc Never mind that, l\Ir. Secretary, but attend to your duties," was the peremptory reply. "Invited, Evelyn shall be. He jomed us once before." " Yes, on which memorable occasion he lost the splendid bays he had brought with him from England, a reminiscence scarcely calculated to induce him to favor us with his society a second time. And be- sides, of what use w.ill he be, now that he has neithel" horses nor turn-out ? " "Nonsense, .Major Sternficld," sharply retorted his hostess. " You know as well as I

· strain, " I ha.ve come to the cream of the story. Wlwm should I meet in the Place D' Armes, in a splendid sleigh, driving a pair of superb English bays, but our misnnthropi~ Colonel ! The temptation of adding such a faultless turn-out to our expedition to-morrow was irresistible, and, raising my whip, I heckonecl him towards me. The bays champed ,md curvctted as if they hated the sight of n. pretty woman as much as their master does ; but rcinin~ them in with nn iron hancl, he colU'teously listened to my invitation, evidently seeking all the time for some

dangerous. But after a while, when he had become acquainted with the other horses, he never kicked, and was very peaceable. It was cowardice which made him so pugnacious. On the other hand horses in those days sometimes showed a devotion to their masters and a fortitude under over-driving or hard drives in bad weather, which would seem strange to the youths who pilot gasoline buggies on their errands of business or pleasure. In those days good drivers were many, and rivalry in the matters of speed and fine turn-outs was keen. Every fall fair had a class for the best lady

sometimes happen, for plain as she is, our Gradle has a lovyer (perhaps more), and goes out gallivanting. I wonder she has not lost him, for the departure of some five thousand troops to the reviews, must have left many of the Coblenz servants at a loss what to do with their hearts. Comparatively we are as a city of the plague, and the streets appear deserted; the officers and men off duty were always lounging about them. Dinner and turn-out is as common here as tea and ditto in England. We often see a party of a dozen officers in full twig, go to dinner at two

tunics or frogged green jackets. It is war to the tune of invidious social distinction, all passed for judgment in bright colours and badges. Hans Castorp retails his partial seduction by the perfect turn-outs and slick style of the humanist Settembrini, and who can resist the pull of hard collars and spats, the cream-colored suits and high waistcoats of spa-life fashion? Even the cynical narrator of Graham Greene's The Comedians cannot conceal his admiration for a poverty-stricken dandy, who, despite living in near-squalor, is so fastidious about his suit that he

watchfulness of such local paragons of Tory patron- age as Richard Titus Willson, one of eighteen or twenty from Holland Landing and Hope who 'joined and formed a company for our mutual defense, in case of any difficulty arising out of the Navy Island affair or otherwise. When we went to Toronto on the "turnout" we drew 20 muskets and a quantity of ball cartridge, 20 blankets, several large kettles, etc. for a campaign' (Willson 1986: 23). Willson had been threatened with a rifle by his own sister-in-law during the early days of the Rebellion; families caught on opposite 182

Venice, though it must have reached Rome in time to have been given to me there. I hope by this time you see your way through your troubles and annoyances, and are in better spirits and health. About the state of politics and about the Review it is of no use writing much when we shall see each other so soon. I have seen no English papers since the turn-out and turn-in of the ministry, 2 and what I know of it is chiefly from letters, the latest and most explicit of which is from Buller. 3 But I expect no change whatever in the politics of the ministry as long as

containing 178 Awaiting the Millennium the arms[.] Mr Lount went with us' (quoted in Read and Stagg 1985: 115). The rebels congregated at Montgomery's tavern, just north of Eglin- ton Avenue on Yonge Street. Because of the mix-up in dates (with most of the marchers expected on Thursday, 7 December), the initial turnout was poor, resulting in the postponement of the march on the city. Mackenzie himself assumed command, but had made no prior arrangements for provisions; nor did he have a plan of action. He led some of his more radical followers in a number of terrorist acts

accuracy in detail, of honesty in point of view' to 'Lieutenant E. D. F. of the New York Fire Department,' a move that while no doubt genuine also helped to authenticate the stories that follow. However educated, his stories demon- strate their authority on every page through a detailed fire-fighting lexicon, much of it new enough to require quotation marks: scaling ladders, 'back draft,' 'fire-proofed' buildings, helmets and rubber 'turnout' coats, and so on. As openly racist as any popular fiction of the period (O'Higgins's Italian The New Romantics 117 firemen are