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The Ball

'What names shall I announce, sir?' said the man at the door. Mr Tracy Tupman was stepping forward to give his own name, when the stranger prevented him.

'No names at all;' he said and then whispered to Mr Tupman, ' Our names won't do - they're not known - they're good names, but not great ones - excellent names for a small group, but they won't impress a public assemby.