December 27.—I told Lupin I was expecting Gowing and Cummings
to drop in to-morrow evening for a quiet game. I was in hope the
boy would volunteer to stay in, and help to amuse them. Instead
of which, he said: “Oh, you had better put them off, as I have
asked Daisy and Frank Mutlar to come.” I said I could not
think of doing such a thing. Lupin said: “Then I will send
a wire, and put off Daisy.” I suggested that a post-card
or letter would reach her quite soon enough, and would not be so extravagant.
Carrie, who had listened to the above conversation with apparent
annoyance, directed a well-aimed shaft at Lupin. She said: “Lupin,
why do you object to Daisy meeting your father’s friends?
Is it because they are not good enough for her, or (which is equally
possible) she is not good enough for them?” Lupin
was dumbfounded, and could make no reply. When he left the room,
I gave Carrie a kiss of approval.
The Diary of a Nobody
is the fictitious diary of Charles Pooter, written by George
Grossmith and originally serialised in Punch magazine in 1888 and 1889.
The text of this version is taken from
the Gutenberg etext
, and the weblog
format was engineered by Kevan Davis
(initially a straight
weblog in 2004, then rewritten as an auto RSS generator in April 2007).