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THESE very slight narratives of holiday travel scarcely deserve, as their chronicler in each case is well aware, any less temporary form than that in which they first appeared. But they have been received with more favour than they merited, as all such papers will be which manage to exhale any real breath of enjoyment, however common the experiences from which that enjoyment is derived; and as the Editors of the Spectator have kindly consented to their republication, they are here reprinted in a shape which will render them, for yet a short time longer, accessible to the holiday-seeking public, though without any attempt to give them a more dignified or permanent form than that of familiar letters. Indeed, it is obvious enough that any such more dignified form would be quite inappropriate to sketches of so flimsy a kind.
Audrone of May 1934