Smyth berates Jones
Twas seven days by my count, Samuel “Ne’er-do-well” Milton, but nevertheless well writ. More like writ small, if Robert Otto will. (Allow it.) But who am I to allow, and whom, and am I allowed to let my own rate escape unbelated? For as six is aught and I am two days late, December 8 is the day of The (the) Great and yesterday was the day of a namesake’s name’s sake, and today will be for the sake of the best Emily (December 1) of Amherst of them all. All this is to say, Chapter II is on the way (December 25).