This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/01/13/a-knights-tale-91-tennis/
This afternoon, having made good headway with
I scanned this frontispiece featuring “Miss Havisham”,
and the next six of Charles Keeping’s illustrations.
‘A man whose teeth chattered as he seized me by the chin’
‘He was gobbling mincemeat, meat bone, bread, cheese and pork pie, all at once’
‘Dragged out separately, my convict and the other one’
‘Estella seemed to be everywhere’
‘The Three Jolly Bargemen’
This Christmas Mrs Santa Claus placed a silver cigarette case in my stocking.
The present bears hallmarks stating that it was assayed in Birmingham in 1925, and bears an inscription for Xmas 1926. I may have smoked cigars or a pipe on and off over the years, but have never tried cigarettes. So, why this case?
The answer is contained in
The card case featured therein has always been just a little small to take the individually guillotined cards without shaving their edges.
Having today printed another stock to place in my new container, I will be able to use it for the first time.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s spicy paprika pork topped with mixed peppers and served with boiled potatoes, cabbage and carrots, with which she drank Carlsberg and I drank Tesco’s finest Faugères 2019.