Excerpt from Kingsmead: A Novel When I wrote Pam I had intention of ever tell ing What Became of Pam. When I wrote Pam Decides I knew thing of that horrid girl Brigit Mead of The Halo. And when I found Tommy in The Halo I had idea that he meant to grow up and be a book all to himself. And w that all these things have happened, I can do more than humbly ackwledge, before the nimble critic can jump at them, the remarkable discrepancies that occur in this little series of stories more or less about the same people, in the matter of dates, compara tive ages, etc. The people have grown up and grown old all too soon, for, t intending to write more about them, I have planted them higgledy-piggledy, in their youth and in their mature age, anywhere, it seems, between 1895 and 1905, - poor Pam advancing in years at a horrible speed. However, having started the group in or about the year 1895 and they and their new' friends having carried me on with them, I can w do more than hope that this apology for their eccentricities may be sufficient for those who care to see more of them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.