All the Year Round

All the Year Round

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All the Year Round

All the Year Round

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Meanwhile the Dieppe colony went on in its old course, and was very busy watching the Guernsey Beauforts and their doings. Wilkinson, or Beaufort, was the name most frequently on people's lips. The latter gave little dinners, ordered with exquisite taste from Chabot's. Many of the English used to get in a joint or so, on a man's head, from "Shabow the Restywrong's;" but the Beaufort dinners were the subject of envy and desire. The limit was rigidly fixed at ten persons, one of which select band Mr. Blacker usually contrived to be. They were charming little feasts, and the air of mystery and selection lent a fresh attraction to them. It was known that Mr. Blacker had full powers to stop and retain any flying person of distinction--a Sir Thomas, and even an Honourable Charles. His air of importance increased daily. He was always seen hurrying by express on business.

"My good sir," he would say to a friend inquiring for admission, "I can't get you to a dinner. We can't do that sort of thing, you know. I dare say, now, we could manage you in the evening."

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