(notes by David Page)
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Look out in the Civil and Military for two things called “The New Dispensation” which I’ve just done.The story
“Had he any character (reference) of any kind?”The narrator deals with the unwashed state when they pass a public baths, and with the ragged state by buying the lascar some cheap clothes.
He thought for a minute and then said cheerfully: “Not a little dam.” Thereat I loved him, because a man who can speak the truth in minor matters may be trusted with important things, such as shirts.
"The Camel" had received payment in full from other hands than mine.Commentary