by Dion Clayton Calthrop
Publisher: Adam & Charles Black 1907
Number of pages: 463
The world, if we choose to see it so, is a complicated picture of people dressing and undressing. The history of the world is composed of the chat of a little band of tailors seated cross-legged on their boards; they gossip across the centuries, feeling, as they should, very busy and important.
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