The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

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The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton

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1937

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I. The Three Horsemen of ApocalypseII. The Crime of Captain GahaganIII. When Doctors AgreeIV. Pond the PantaloonV. The Unmentionable ManVI. Ring of LoversVII. The Terrible TroubadourVIII. A Tall Story

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t for another reason. The chief men of his staff, in full dress, were already approaching him; and all along the more distant lines there were the sounds of ritual salutation and the shouting of orders. His Highness the Prince had come.

His Highness the Prince was something of a contrast, at least in externals, to the men around him; and, even in other things, something of an exception in his world. He also wore a spiked helmet, but that of another regiment, black with glints of blue steel; and there was something half incongruous and half imaginatively appropriate, in some antiquated way, in the combination of that helmet with the long, dark, flowing beard, amid all those shaven Prussians. As if in keeping with the long, dark, flowing beard, he wore a long, dark, flowing cloak, blue with one blazing star on it of the highest Royal Order; and under the blue cloak he wore a black uniform. Though as German as any man, he was a very different kind of German; and something in his proud but abstracted

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