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…He belongs to the Harrar set. I’ve danced with him but I’ve never talked to him. He’s a big yellow man, in the Pink Hussars, just like a newly hatched chicken, with an e-normous moustache. He walks like this (imitates Cavalry swagger) and he goes, “Ha-Hmmm !” deep down in his throat, when he can’t think of anything to say. Mamma likes him. I don’t…


This is from “The Story of the Gadsbys” in Soldiers Three.

Miss Minnie Threegan is gossiping to her bosom friend Miss Emma Deercourt about Captain Gadsby, who she is later to wed.

It is to be an ill-starred union.