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B. L. Farjeon.

# - - It is just four, and twenty years since^r the employees in a well-known printing office in the South Island presented B. L. .-■ Farjeon with the massive inkstand, which ( has contributed jiotjalittile tojfehepipodttp^: tion of the twenty odd hovels which have V. made the fame and fortune of the brilliant author of '<Grif," «<Great Porter Square," "Ina Silver Sea,"' etc. ,T Tie ;iinkstand (writes a London correspondent) is still cherished as a memento of old New Zealand . days, but .is less .-. used, since the -„novelist „ bin, taken;";,tot developing rapid and legible copy—though Farjeon was always a favorite with" the' j compositors—by means of an" improved; \\ Remington type-writer. In the interests of his four children Farjeon has &ban*j dotted his chambers in Buckingham street, • and occupies a pretty cottage at Hamp- - stead. Here surrounded by his books Jie „-.; leads a busy but a happy life.- He is.now \ engaged upon s. work entitled,. " t The. My3tery of. Monsieur FeU*/ '?$* children inherit tihe nctdv--6 intelligence of- their father, andmany of their charmiiig traits of character .are derived. .- from their mother—a daughter of \ <-<Joft. 1* ' Jefferson,' who was ugrdwi^ig,; up'• , for Farjeon when he first made the ac- \ quaintanceof her father in l^ew Zealand, when she was but a cbjild. !^i^ 'tk,,!; eldest boy, is ta kh^iriVthe'genlw of . h^sf^th^r.; lus'sistoE^n ( bralre^yc^m-" . poses juvenile verses^ '" Joe, v the seoond. son, believes he has wxthw hj(n\ tl\6, to create, a second M Rqj Van Winkle," while Herbert, the baby, is understood to be likely to eclipse all the rest.

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B. L. Farjeon., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2396, 9 April 1890

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B. L. Farjeon. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2396, 9 April 1890

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