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TALES OF COLLEGE LIFE.

 

 

PREFACE.

 
 

These "Tales of College Life" were written at various times during the last six years, and were published, piece-meal, in various serials. They have been revised and collected, and are here brought before the public in a cheap form, with the hope that they will not prove an unacceptable addition to that light and pleasant food which abler hands than mine have prepared for the mental banquet of those countless guests, who daily sit down at the well-supplied table of Literature.


May, 1856.

 

 

THE

FOLLOWING PAGES

Are affectionately Inscribed

TO

MY BROTHER,

T. W. B.

 


The Sick Man in Oxford
213


The Sick Man at Hyde-Park Corner
219


The Sick Man on his Road to the Doctor
228
 
Physician and Patient
232


The Patient spells Patience
238


The Sick Man is in Danger
242


The Sick Man's Symptoms are dubious
247


Mr. Percival Wylde is doing well.—No further Bulletins will be issued
252





Which introduces the Hero
254


Which introduces the Heroine
256
 
Discoveries and Bewilderments
259


Deeper and deeper still
262


A Clue to the Mystery
265


Plans and Preparations
269


Alvanley to the Rescue!
273


A Midsummer-Night's Reality
278


Mystifications and Explanations
281


Brief, but satisfactory
284



 


CHAPTER I.

The "Christmas Coach"
286


CHAPTER II.

The Christmas Dinner
289


This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.