THE RECORD OF BADALIA HERODSFOOT.

The year's at the spring
And day's at the dawn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn:
God's in his heaven--
All's right with the world!--Pippa Passes.

THIS is not that Badalia whose spare names were Joanna, Pugnacious, and M'Canna, as the song says, but another and much nicer lady.

In the beginning of things she had been unregenerate; had worn the heavy fluffy fringe which is the ornament of the costermonger's girl, and there is a legend in Gunnison Street that on her weddingday she, a flare-lamp in either hand, danced dances on a discarded lover's winkle-barrow, till a policeman interfered, and then Badalia danced with the Law amid shoutings. Those were her days of fatness, and they did not last long, for her husband after two years took to himself another woman, and passed out of Badalia's life, over Badalia's senseless

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Copyright, 1893, by D. Appleton & Co.

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  • Title Page iii
  • To the True Romance. v
  • Contents ix
  • Many Inventions. 1
  • A Conference of the Powers. 26
  • My Lord the Elephant 48
  • One View of the Question. 79
  • 'the Finest Story in the World.' 106
  • His Private Honour. 151
  • A Matter of Fact. 181
  • The Lost Legion. 202
  • In the Rukh. 222
  • The Record of Badalia Herodsfoot. 326
  • Judson and the Empire. 361
  • The Children of the Zodiac. 400
  • Envoy. 425
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