I have necessarily drawn on memory for large parts of this narrative, but written memoranda and the considerable correspondence I have kept have enabled me to check my recollections at important points. To have escaped mistakes and made no statements that are open to challenge would be past hoping for, but I have endeavoured to avoid inaccuracy and malice.
Though a personal narrative must be written in the first person, I would ask the reader to bear in mind that the life of a newspaper editor is so essentially a collective thing that almost nothing can be recorded about it which does not imply the co-operation of colleagues and fellow-workers.
J. A. S.
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