By George Grossmith
The diary is that of a guy who recognizes that he's now not a "Somebody" - Charles Pooter of 'The Laurels', Brickfield Terrace, Holloway, a clerk within the urban of London - and it chronicles in hilarious aspect the typical lifetime of the decrease center type through the nice Victorian age.
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And Mrs. James (of Sutton), and Mr. Stillbrook. I wrote a note to Mr. Franching, of Peckham. Carrie said we may as well make it a nice affair, and why not ask our principal, Mr. Perkupp? I said I feared we were not quite grand enough for him. ” I said: “Certainly not,” and I wrote him a letter. Carrie confessed she was a little disappointed with Daisy Mutlar’s appearance, but thought she seemed a nice girl. —Everybody so far has accepted for our quite grand little party for to-morrow. Mr. Perkupp, in a nice letter which I shall keep, wrote that he was dining in Kensington, but if he could get away, he would come up to Holloway for an hour.
Mr. Perkupp said he required nothing, but would like a glass of seltzer or soda water.
Carrie objected strongly to my saying “Good old,” but she made no remark when Willie used the double adjective. I said nothing, but looked at her, which meant more. ” I felt so shocked, I could say nothing, and my instinct told me there was something wrong. —As there was no sign of Lupin moving at nine o’clock, I knocked at his door, and said we usually breakfasted at half-past eight, and asked how long would he be? Lupin replied that he had had a lively time of it, first with the train shaking the house all night, and then with the sun streaming in through the window in his eyes, and giving him a cracking headache.