...the Sussex coast, I used to take long solitary walks, and
several times saw a very beautiful girl sitting on a secluded part of
the downs, attentively reading what looked like a manuscript in a black
cover. Naturally I concluded she was some very studious young lady
trying to improve her leisure, as she did not appear anything like the
frivolous novel about what she was so intent upon.
One day, on the same foot-path, I picked up what I...