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A Safety Match by Ian Hay

A SAFETY MATCH

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_BY THE SAME AUTHOR._

Crown 8vo, 6s.

A MAN'S MAN.

Fourth Impression.

Crown 8vo, 6s.

THE RIGHT STUFF.

_Fifth Impression._

Popular Edition, Cloth, 1s. net.

Crown 8vo, 6s.

PIP.

_Fourth Impression._

Popular Edition, Cloth, 1s. net.

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD & SONS.

Edinburgh and London.

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A SAFETY MATCH

by

IAN HAY

Author of 'The Right Stuff,' 'A Man's Man,' 'Pip,' etc.

Third Impression

William Blackwood and Sons Edinburgh and London 1911

All Rights Reserved

_TO H. M. S._

CONTENTS.

BOOK ONE.

THE STRIKING OF THE MATCH.

CHAP. PAGE

I. HAPPY FAMILIES 3

II. WANTED, A MAN 23

III. THE WHEELS OF JUGGERNAUT 36

IV. THE DEVIL A MONK WOULD BE 55

V. A SABBATH DAY'S JOURNEY 76

VI. DAPHNE AS MATCHMAKER 94

VII. THE MATCH IS STRUCK 105

VIII. _MORITURA TE SALUTAT_ 115

BOOK TWO.

FLICKERINGS.

IX. A HORSE TO THE WATER 129

X. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SOCIAL SUCCESS 145

XI. _DIES IRAE_ 165

XII. CILLY; OR THE WORLD WELL LOST 184


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