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The Observations of Henry by Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka) Jerome
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THE OBSERVATIONS OF HENRY


BY
JEROME K. JEROME

AUTHOR OF
"THREE MEN IN A BOAT," "DIARY OF A PILGRIMAGE," "THREE MEN ON THE
BUMMEL," ETC.

BRISTOL
J. W. ARROWSMITH, QUAY STREET
LONDON
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, HAMILTON, KENT AND COMPANY LIMITED
1901




THE GHOST OF THE MARCHIONESS OF APPLEFORD.


This is the story, among others, of Henry the waiter--or, as he now
prefers to call himself, Henri--told to me in the long dining-room of the
Riffel Alp Hotel, where I once stayed for a melancholy week "between
seasons," sharing the echoing emptiness of the place with two maiden
ladies, who talked all day to one another in frightened whispers. Henry's
construction I have discarded for its amateurishness; his method being
generally to commence a story at the end, and then, working backwards to
the beginning, wind up with the middle. But in all other respects I have