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VentureV1_hunt_gem

THE GEM AND ITS SETTING.                                     PERSONS.                        EVE GRIEVE, 3o, a widow.                        MAY DAY, 18, an unmarried girl.                        JAMES KNIGHT, 40, a bachelor.                        A RECEPTIVE FRIEND.    Scene:—Mrs. Grieve’s drawing-room at Chelsea.…

VentureV1_todhunter_inn

A CONCERT AT CLIFFORD’S INN.     (Since this paper was written the destruction of the old Hall, which then seemed imminent, has been for a time…

VentureV1_gray_phial

A PHIAL.         This precious bubble of the antique world,        As light as lifted foam, as frail as breath,        Endured when empires died a desperate death,        When heaven on…

VentureV1_laur_housman_romances

PROVERBIAL ROMANCES. 1. THE MERCHANT AND THE ROBBER.     A merchant, having charge of a very valuable jewel, was travelling for safety in the garb of…

VentureV1_benson_cat

JILL’S CAT.     Where Jill’s cat came from I have no idea; she just came. I first set eyes on her when one night, returning from…