December 30, Sunday.—Lupin spent the whole day with the Mutlars.
He seemed rather cheerful in the evening, so I said: “I’m
glad to see you so happy, Lupin.” He answered: “Well,
Daisy is a splendid girl, but I was obliged to take her old fool of
a father down a peg. What with his meanness over his cigars, his
stinginess over his drinks, his farthing economy in turning down the
gas if you only quit the room for a second, writing to one on half-sheets
of note-paper, sticking the remnant of the last cake of soap on to the
new cake, putting two bricks on each side of the fireplace, and his
general ‘outside-halfpenny-‘bus-ness,’ I was compelled
to let him have a bit of my mind.” I said: “Lupin,
you are not much more than a boy; I hope you won’t repent it.”
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).