The End of Our Vacation
SUMMER waned with August, very much as in New York, and early in September many of our friends who had been to the mountains or at the seashore returned to take up their autumn labors. I counted it a valuable experience to have seen three of the English seasons. We had enjoyed the flowers of May and June. We had rejoiced in the unexpected sunshine of July and August, and now the leaves were beginning to ripen and the smell of harvest was in the air. Our lease of life in London had but another month to run, and thus far neither Shaw nor Barrie had named a day and place of meeting. Both were out of town.
My wife and daughters, like millions of others, wished especially to meet Shaw. To them he was almost legendary. They could not quite believe in his accessibility. Even after I exhibited a post card on which he had drawn a line of arrows in purple ink to indicate the pathway to his house on Adelphi Terrace, they doubted, and I too began to fear that he was out of the city and that we might not see him at all.
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Publication information: Book title: Back-Trailers from the Middle Border. Contributors: Constance Garland - Author, Constance M. Garland - Illustrator. Publisher: The Macmillan Company. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1928. Page number: 262.
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