The events depicted in this journal have some elements of truth.

Any similarity to any person living or dead is merely intentional. All characters are based on real life people. Without them, I would have nothing to write about.

If you feel that a character is based on you then you may be right, but only if I have met you.

If you find it all very disagreeable, then I am deeply sorry. I do not mean to vex you, but you should be honoured that I have deigned to talk about you. My patronage extends to all four corners of the Empire. I have had high tea with the higher echelons of English society.

May I suggest that you enjoy your little time in the limelight as I turn my lofty thoughts onto you. If this is beyond you, I believe a game of backgammon should suffice to sort out our little contretemps.