Adventure is the theme of The Prince of Graustark, in which George Barr McCutcheon draws again from that wonderful principality that he has put upon the map. But here we are in the realm of the fantastic and the impossible in which the reader turns over the pages with curiosity to see if anything more extraordinary can happen than has already happened. And it always does.
istence. How can you say such a thing?"
"I was merely looking ahead, that's all. My motto is 'Look Ahead.' You know it as well as I do. Where would I be to-day if I hadn't looked ahead and seen what was going to happen before the other fellow had his eyes open? Will you tell me that? Where, I say? What's more, where would I be now if I hadn't looked ahead and seen what a marriage with the daughter of Judge Morton would mean to me in the long run?" He felt that he had uttered a very pretty and convincing compliment." I never made a bad bargain in my life, Lou, and it wasn't guess-work when I married you. You, my dear old girl, you were the solid foundation on which I--"
"I know," she said wearily; "you've said it a thousand times: 'The foundation on which I built my temple of posterity'--yes, I know, Will. But I am still unalterably opposed to making ourselves ridiculous in the eyes of Mr. and Mrs. King."
"Ridiculous? I don't understand you."
"Well, you will after you think it over," she said quiet