Written Sketches 253 care about him, but he began to make up to me in the smoking- room. " This divorce case/' said he, referring to one that was being reported in the papers, " doesn't seem to move very fast." I put on my sweetest smile and said : " I have not observed it. I am not married myself, and naturally take less interest in divorce." He dropped me. Ravens Mr. Latham, the Master of Jones's College, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, has two ravens named Agrippa and Agrippina. Mr. Latham throws Agrippa a piece of cheese ; Agrippa takes it, hides it carefully and then goes away contented; but Agrippina has had her eye upon him and immediately goes and steals it, hiding it somewhere else; Agrippa, however, has always one eye upon Agrippina and no sooner is her back turned than he steals it and buries it anew; then it becomes Agrippina's turn, and thus they pass the time, making believe that they want the cheese though neither of them really wants it. One day Agrippa had a small fight with a spaniel and got rather the worst of it. He immediately flew at Agrippina and gave her a beating. Jones said he could almost hear him say, " It's all your fault." Calais to Dover When I got on board the steamer at Calais I saw Lewis Day, who writes books about decoration, and began to talk with him. Also I saw A. B., Editor of the X.Y.Z. Review. I met him some years ago at Phipson Beale's, but we do not speak. Recently I wanted him to let me write an article in his review and he would not, so I was spiteful and, when I saw him come on board, said to Day : " I see we are to have the Editor of the Z.Y.Z. on board." " Yes," said Day. " He's an owl," said I sententiously. "I wonder," said Day, "how he got the editorship of his review ? " " Oh," said I, " I suppose he married some one."