Mrs Veneering has just succeeded in waking Lady Tippins from a snore, by dexterously shunting a train of plates and dishes at her knuckles across the table; when everybody but Mortimer himself becomes aware that the Analytical Chemist is, in a ghostly manner, offering him a folded paper.
Upon which, the chemist advances it under the nose of Mortimer, who looks round at him, and says:
This arrives in an extraordinarily opportune manner,' says Mortimer then, looking with an altered face round the table: 'this is the conclusion of the story of the identical man.
Mortimer went to the bookshelves and quickly returned with a large, soberly-bound volume.
Mortimer offered to present Saxon with "The Story of the Files"; but Saxon shook her head and got some money from Billy.
The Mortimers might have become somewhat lost in the mists of time, but it seems appropriate that our reminder of Newcastle cricketing history should come just as national respect is about to be shown to the Tommies of 100 years ago.
A while back I covered the story of the record-breaking Larry Liddell bat returning to its home from Canada thanks to the Liddell family, and it has been put on display in the pavilion alongside another record-breaking piece of willow once wielded by RGE Mortimer, with which he plundered 145 unbeaten runs against his old university Cambridge at Fenner's in 1897.
Shock at loss of a 'wonderful' man BERYL DURSLEY, a family friend, who was a neighbour of the Mortimers at their former home in Worcester said she was devastated by the news.
He was a good patriot of the team, he never missed a meeting and was always extremely good at finding drivers - I heard he had died in his sleep" A friend of the Mortimers yesterday stood at the closed gates of Mr and Mrs Mortimer's home in Princethorpe, where they moved about 18 months ago.
The Mortimers went into the palace and then joined the party in the grounds, where bands were playing in marquees.
Robert Mortimer, of Netherton, along with wife Marjorie, are pictured on their way to the garden party.
were close friends of Ruby Mercer, founder of Opera Canada, and have always also been enthusiastic and generous supporters of the magazine.