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1889 Excerpt: ...and that they must go. To this proposal 'mine
host' naturally objected. Eventually the man was allowed to depart
alone, leaving the lady with her luggage to be redeemed. The money
for the hotel bill, it seems, was sent in a few days, and the
hostage released; the claim sent into me being for carriage and
horse hire which had been overlooked at the time, the livery-stable
business being separate from that of the hotel. When, at last, my
visitor went away, he left, I feel assured, full of conflicting
emotions, hardly knowing which of his senses he best could trust.
We neither of us to our knowledge have ever seen either of these
people, and can give no opinion of this apparently singular
likeness--all the more remarkable as it applied to two people.
Sometimes I have wondered if the lady could have been the person of
whom Mrs. Bancroft writes in an earlier chapter. One day, shortly
before the interview I have related, and prior to the re-opening of
the theatre, I was asked by Meredith Ball, our musical conductor,
how I liked a new play which had just been produced at the
Criterion Theatre. To my answer that I had not seen it yet, he
seemed greatly surprised, and exclaimed, ' Not seen it why, weren't
you there last night?' Last night, ' I replied; 'certainly not. I
have only just returned to England; in fact, reached Charing' Cross
last evening.' 'That's very extraordinary, ' said Ball. 'One of the
band, who has been with me for years, and has been filling up the
vacation by playing in the orchestra at the Criterion, told me just
now that he saw you and Mrs. Bancroft there last evening in a
private box.' Afterwards this friendly musician, who of course knew
us both quite well, could hardly be convinced of his error. Later
on two young friends of ours wrote home ...
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