CHARACTERS OF THE BOOK.
Sidney Wiche, M.P., Proprietor and Editor of "The Watchman."
Nicholas T. Van Huyster, an American millionaire and poet.
Captain Saville Rookes.
Sir Ventry Coxe, a widower.
Lady Twacorbie, his sister.
The Hon. Felicia Gorm, her step-daughter.
Teresa Warcop, an heiress, cousin to Lady Itvacorbic.
Lady Mallinger, a very young widow.
Luffy, the head-gardener.
Spalding, the butler.
Mrs. Danby, the housekeeper.
The scene is laid at Arden Lodge, the country seat of Lord Twacorbie,
in Mertfordshire. The action takes place in the course of twenty-four
" One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one