For my Brother, Skyring,
This novel by Thorne Smith (1892-1934) was originally published in 1930 by Heinemann. This e-text was originally scanned from Methuen's 22nd edition (1960) by Malcolm Farmer, to whom many thanks, I've proof-read it using Methuen's 18th edition (1952). To the best of my knowledge and belief all European copyright in this work, including editorial copyright in the editions used, has now expired.
During OCR and subsequent editing numerous errors were corrected, but it is likely that some were probably missed. For scholastic purposes you are strongly advised to refer back to the original text.
Marcus L. Rowland, May 2005