To My Friend
Major-General A. W. Drayson
As a Slight Token of My Admiration
For His Great and as yet Unrecognised Services
This Volume is Dedicated
For the use of some of the following Tales I am
indebted to the courtesy of the Proprietors of
"Cornhill," "Temple Bar," "Belgravia," "London
Society," "Cassell's," and "The Boy's Own Paper."
A. CONAN DOYLE, M.D.