Excerpt from The Romance of a Playwright Prefects are t always fortunate; their ambition is satisfied with occasional good luck. On the first Sunday of September, 1878, the Prefect of Tours considered himself very unfortunate. He and his neighboring colleagues had fixed upon that day for the opening of the chase; on the morning of this day, so impatiently looked forward to, a gentle, persistent rain set in and continued till the following Sunday - a week of a steady rain, unceasing and pertinacious, like the weary loquacity of a dull, prosy orator. 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.