| The Light
by Geoffrey Annis
These notes are based on those prepared for Vol. V of the ORG, published in 1970. They have been augmented and edited by Geoffrey Annis in 2006. The page and line numbers below refer to the Macmillan Uniform Edition of The Light that Failed, first published in 1899 and frequently reprinted since.
’Do you spell it (Weller) with a ‘V’ or a ‘W’ ?’ inquired the judge.The quotation would undoubtedly have appealed to Kipling's love of the demotic.
‘That depends on the taste and fancy of the speller, me lord,’ replied Sam.’