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The million pound banknote

In the gossip column I ranked above all dukes not royal, and said so, and claimed precedence of this one. It couldn't be settled, of course, struggle as we might and did, so we all processioned back to the drawing-room again and had a perpendicular lunch - a plate of sardines and a strawberry, and you get into a group and stand and eat it.

Here the religion of precedence is not so strenuous; the two persons of highest rank chuck up a shilling, the one that wins has first go at his strawberry, and the loser gets the shilling. The next two chuck up, then the next two, and so on. After refreshment, tables were brought, and we all played cribbage, sixpence a game. The English never play any game for amusement. If they can't make something or lose something - they don't care which - they won't play.